Official launch of MED-3R, strategic project focusing on sustainable waste management and recycling

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste: this is the motto of MED-3R strategic project, which will officially start in Nice (France) on 13th June in the presence of various personalities including Mr. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice and Chairman of the Metropolis of Nice Côte d’Azur, Mr. Mabrouk Ksantini, Mayor of Sfax (Tunisia) and Mr. Eric Ciotti, member of the French Parliament. The Joint Managing Authority will also be part of the event and provide information on both Programme results in terms of main thematic clusters and projects dealing with the waste issue. 

In response to the threats posed by the increase in waste production to the environment and public health, MED-3R ("Euro-Mediterranean strategic platform for a suitable waste management") aims to reinforce the management capacities of local authorities from France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia with regards to waste collection, disposal and valorization. The implementation phase, to last until the end of 2015, foresees different actions in order to enhance the institutional governance of public policies related to waste management such as:

• the definition or improvement of 13 waste management plans in different cities of the Mediterranean area;
• the implementation of 13 pilot projects addressing various types of waste including plastic, organic or hazardous material;
• training of at least 300 public officials and managers, technical agents and staff of ONGs.

Thanks to the project waste production should be reduced by 5% to 10% in the target areas and waste valorization increased by 25%

MED-3R is coordinated by the Metropolis of Nice Côte d’Azur and gathers 14 partners from France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia. Its total budget is € 4.787.062, of which € 4.308.385 as Programme contribution (90%).

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Ms. Charline Abed 
Communication officer of MED-3R project ;
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