Bulta, located in the Narayangonj district
southeast of Dhaka, holds the distinction of being the world’s
first compost plant based on carbon trading. Waste Concern’s
compost plant in Bulta is registered under the Clean Development
Mechanism act. It was officially opened in November 2008.
Laden with vegetable scraps and organic refuse, trucks from Dhaka’s Karwan Bazaar arrive hourly at Bulta; after being weighed, each truck heads towards the pre-composting area. All the data pertaining to weight are electronically stored and monitored, thus preventing data manipulation.
The following images show different aspects of the Bulta compost plant. The plant has hosted visits by several foreign delegations.