ICU promotes selective sorting and composting in a pilot district in Nabeul, Tunisia
August 8, 2023
An awareness-raising day was held in Hay Wafa, a district of Nabeul, on the importance of composting and the steps involved as part of the Climate 4 Cities, C4C Nabeul Ville Verte (NVV) project co-funded by the European Union. A series of activities took place during that day to encourage recycling at source and the use of organic fertilisers derived from composting, which the municipality of Nabeul has been implementing since January 2023.
This awareness-raising day was organised for the benefit of residents; it allowed the project team, the staff from the Municipality of Nabeul, local associations, institutions and beneficiaries from the district to discuss the implementation of environmental projects linked to the recycling and valorisation of waste (such as NVV), the correct management of household waste, respect for the environment, and other needs and concerns of the population. For the occasion, ICU, through the European funds of the Nabeul Ville Verte project, donated 20 composters to houses and residences in the neighbourhood to encourage recycling and composting.
During the event, an Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets (ANGeD) expert explained the steps involved in composting, the different situations a citizen might encounter during the composting process and the solutions available if problems arise. The experience of a citizen who composted at home was also reviewed. In cooperation with ANGeD, the municipality will be organising a training day for citizens who have received the composters to help them take advantage of the equipment and promote this new habit.