CLIMA: new waste composting facility to be implemented in Tunisia

May 19, 2020
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The pilot compost site to be implemented in Mahdia has found its spot: it will not only support organic waste management, but it will also impact on the rehabilitation programme of Mahdia prison. Before Covid-19 emergency stroke, CLIMA partners organized a last meeting on 17th February in Mahdia in order to identify the future actions to be carried out for the implementation of one of main project goals, that is to say the choice of an area befitting the implementation of the composting site in Mahdia region.

After a long process of research and consultation, the city council committee suggested to exploit part of the Mahdia prison land (4000m2) for the establishment of the composting site in return for the involvement of prisoners in sorting and composting activities as part of the strengthening of their social activities for a future economic reintegration.

The EU-funded ENI CBC Med CLIMA project (Cleaning Innovative Mediterranean Action: reducing waste to boost economies) aims to adress the environmental, economic and social problems of organic waste mismanagement in Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia, developing policy tools like integrated municipal waste management pPlans, innovative technical solutions such as the compost drum and two improved pilot compost sites.

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  • Tunisia