Palestine: DECOST implements first ever large-scale composting system in Tulkarem

June 21, 2021
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Following the success of the first months of operation of the Spanish community composting pilots in Les Masies de Roda and Vic, the Palestine pilot test of the the DECOST project has finally started.

After a period of small-scale testing done under the technical supervision of the Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (partner of the project), the system is now part of the landscape of the towns in which it will be implemented, i.e. Anabta and Kafr Rumman, at in the Tulkarem region.

In this case, it is very remarkable that the DECOST project will be the first large scale composting experience in all Palestine, which means that the funding of the ENI CBC Med program will allow to evaluate for the first time its effectiveness, while generating valuable information to optimize and adapt the system to that reality.

The EU-funded DECOST (Decentralised Composting in Small Towns) project aims to develop a new framework of waste management, building a closed-loop system of organic waste valorisation, integrating decentralised home and community composting systems with urban agriculture.

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