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July Updates

Dear Envirocare Coordinators and Go Green Champions,

This month, we present a brand new Eco Enzyme series created by the Sathya Sai Indonesia family, giving you resources to share on recycling your daily organic kitchen waste.

“Cultivate the divine qualities of love, compassion, humility and reverence for all living beings, reverence towards the Earth and all the other elements. You can thus draw upon yourself the Grace of God and render your life beneficial and fruitful.”

                                                                                       Sathya Sai Baba, 22 November 1978

Introducing the Eco Enzyme series

What are eco enzymes and why are they important?

Eco enzyme is a multi-purpose liquid that is produced from the fermentation of organic waste. It can be used as a natural floor cleaner, kitchen cleaner, dishwashing liquid, fertiliser, and more. It was first introduced by Dr. Rosukon Poompanvong from Thailand.

“The aim is to cultivate enzymes into organic cleaners, from organic waste that we normally throw away” (Greenpeace).

In Indonesia, out of the total waste we produce (organic or non-organic), around 69% is transported to the landfills (Greenpeace). Food waste from fruits and vegetables goes through anaerobic decomposition in landfills, mostly producing methane that traps heat (waste4change). By producing eco enzyme, we can reduce our rubbish from pilling up in landfills.

Eco enzyme is produced by fermentation of kitchen waste (fruit and vegetable dregs), sugar (brown sugar, jaggery or molasses sugar) and water.

Over the coming months, we will share updates from the Eco Enzyme initiative lead by Indonesia, so you can watch progress and get insights on implementing this in your area.

Watch Episode 1

Watch: step by step process of making eco enzyme

PDF Download: Eco enzymes step by step

Tips from Indonesia’s Eco Enzyme initiative

Set yourself a target

The Indonesian Sathya Sai family have set an ambitious target “to reduce waste up to an estimate of 40 – 60 tonnes per year through composting, making eco enzyme, recycling old fabrics and reusing plastic products.”

Collaboration across Sai wings

Devotees in each of the Sathya Sai wings are collaborating “to collect around one million bottles of eco enzyme and help people take cognizance and switch to the zero-waste way of living.”


Contact Sister Ayu Surtiari - Envirocare Coordinator of Sai Green Indonesia, Zone 4B.


With Sai Love and Care

ESC Team

Sathya Sai International Organisation