Six Senses Fiji uses a worm based septic system for waste treatment. Biolytix tanks use tiger worms, one of the strongest creatures in the world for their bodyweight, that continually break up waste, creating millions of aerobic channels. These are the ideal conditions for other organisms to move into, and together they complete the decomposition process. The tiger worms quickly turn the waste into humus which then cleanses the wastewater as it trickles through the many channels of organic matter. The worms turn the waste into a solution – the humus that filters the wastewater.
Water is treated on site in a dedicated plant for use in the island’s irrigation system.
In the Recycling Corner, a small team works to separate waste into paper, plastic, metal, glass, organic waste and toxic waste. These items are then recycled or disposed of in the best manner.
At Six Senses Fiji a compost site exists where all our food waste from the kitchen and restaurants is combined with garden waste. The composting soil generated from this activity is reused in landscaping and gardening. To make composting as effective and odorless as possible a waste separation has been implemented in the kitchen where all the food, except meat and seafood, is collected for composting. Meat and seafood are excluded as these items decompose slower and can attract rodents.
Larger wooden waste is shredded using a chipping machine. These chips are then split with some being used for composting and the rest for footpaths around the property and to bed plants in order to reduce unwanted weeds.