On 17 January 2020, La Marsa Municipality and the MEGARA network of sustainable cities organized the local kick-off meeting of the EU-funded MED-InA project in Tunisia.
This city was chosen as pilot site for testing and implementing Zero Waste methodologies and strategies adapted to its specific context. The objective of the municipality is to reinforce its waste management plan as well as to support citizens towards more responsible behaviours in terms of waste.
As part of the project, start-ups from the circular economy sector will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to upgrade local waste management capacities.
Cities on both sides of the Mediterranean face important environmental challenges and increasing costs to collect and treat waste, including expensive investments in landfills or incinerators. The MED-InA project proposes to develop and roll out a methodology for a “Zero Waste” public policy adapted to Mediterranean cities as an exemplary and participatory approach for waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
Al Wataniya 1 channel report (in Arabic)
ENI CBC Med – Cooperating across borders in the Mediterranean