Posted January 09, 2019 14:19:24 In B.F.T., a banana tree in B.K.L.’s backyard is growing to double its previous height.
But the fruit of the banana tree is being used as fertilizer.
And now the B.A.T. Government is asking that 1,001 tonnes of banana tree fertilizers be dumped into the yard to be compostbed in the spring.
“We want the public to be aware that this is an environmental impact assessment, it is going to take a little time for this to happen,” said Mark MacLeod, the B-A-T Environment Minister.
“So we’re encouraging people to get out and see how it all works out and to let the system work its magic.”
Environment Canada says the plan is a waste of taxpayer dollars, but some people have questions.
“This is just a big pile of garbage,” said one concerned citizen.
“If you can’t compost the bananas in your backyard, then it’s not a waste,” said another.
“I think it’s just a waste.
And it’s a waste for everybody,” said the third.
So what’s the problem?
The Government says it’s for the public’s benefit, but the public can’t get a clear idea about the impact on the banana trees.
“The process that we have for this is for the banana plant to be treated as a landfill.
The landfill is a landfill site,” said MacLeod.”
And once that landfill site is finished, we’ll remove that landfill.”
He says there’s no estimate for how much of the 1,500 tonnes of fertilizers will be put in the banana garden, but that’s because the banana grower and nursery haven’t been allowed to publicly release the amount.
The government says this is a safety measure, so they won’t be disposing of the waste in the local community.
“It’s not going to affect any other plants or other trees, it’s only going to impact the banana,” said Steve Smith, the Minister of Agriculture.
He says the decision to dump the fertilizer in the backyard is voluntary and the banana farmers are responsible for ensuring the site isn’t a danger to the tree.
“In this instance, we’re not going after the tree,” said Smith.
The Government is still looking for information from other communities and the public.
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