Morocco takes concrete actions for the prevention of marine litter through the EU’s SwitchMed program

May 11, 2018
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Yesterday, on May 10th 2018, SwitchMed organised a forum in Rabat on alternatives to single-use plastic bags and how to improve the collection and recycling of beverage packaging.

During this meeting, the SwitchMed and Marine Litter Med programs funded by the European Union, presented the concrete actions put in place for the prevention of plastic waste and the promotion of green entrepreneurship.

This forum aims to reach different audiences such as public administration and civil society organizations concerned with waste management, as well as other sectors that offer alternatives to plastic bags, beverage producers, waste management companies and collection cooperatives, wholesalers or recyclers.

The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products and services and, where possible, to promote renewable energy.


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  • Morocco