Sustainable waste management: become member of MED-3R strategic platform

A call for applications has been published as part of MED-3R project to integrate five new municipalities, cities or local authorities to the Euro-Mediterranean strategic platform on waste management and recycling.

This platform has been established to foster networking and exchange of good practices between key stakeholders of the waste sector. It already comprises 22 Mediterranean organizations among cities, networks of experts, local and regional authorities as well social economical actors. 

Membership to MED-3R platform is free of charge and offers multiple benefits as listed below: 

• expert support for the design, update and implementation of waste management plans;
• development of new partnerships and increased visibility with donors and decision-makers at Euro-Mediterranean level;
• search for funding to contribute to the implementation of waste prevention and management plans. 

The application pack together with detailed information are available on MED-3R website. Applications shall be sent within 21st of September 2014 while results will be announced on 21st of October during a seminar in Byblos (Lebanon).  

MED-3R in brief

In response to the threats posed by the increase in waste production to the environment and public health, the MED-3R project ("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 valorisation. The project plans 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 NGOs.

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