Tunisia and the European Union united in the fight against plastic pollution

October 12, 2023
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The Tunisian Ministry of the Environment organised a consultative workshop to discuss measures aimed at reducing plastic pollution in Tunisia, within the framework of the EU funded “Water and Environment Support (WES) in the ENI Neighbourhood South Region” project.


The WES project aims to protect the Mediterranean environment and manage the region’s limited water resources more efficiently, focusing on pollution prevention and rational water management.


The workshop, which brought together more than 50 participants from key stakeholders and stakeholders, was an opportunity to present the results of the WES project in Tunisia regarding the fight against plastic pollution. Proposed measures to remove barriers to enforcement of legislation on single-use plastic bags were at the core of the discussions, as well as a draft roadmap for the gradual reduction of some single-use plastic products.


Representatives of ministries, public sector institutions, local groups, private sector actors, associations, research institutions, donors and financial institutions participated in this workshop. Constructive discussions took place on technical, financial and social aspects, as well as on supporting the ecological transformation of plastics industries in Tunisia, in particular by encouraging the adoption of alternatives to single-use materials and promoting the circular economy.

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  • Tunisia