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Collaborative projects

 

- Acronym: CEOMED

- Full title: Employing circular economy approach for OFMSW management within the ‎Mediterranean countries.‎
 
 
- Thematic objective: Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation ‎
 
 
- Priority: Waste management. ‎
 
 
- Countries: Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Tunisia (Laboratory of Environmental ‎Bioprocesses-Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax).‎
 
 
- Duration: September 2019-August 2023.‎
 
 
- About the project:

 
Hundreds of local open markets are distributed across the Mediterranean region. Local open ‎market waste management, which represents a big challenge for the area, is directly affected ‎by population growth and concentration, urbanization and tourism. For instance, the waste ‎flow rate varies from 3 to 5 and 10 to 12 tons per day in the open markets located in Sfax ‎‎(Tunisia) and Amman (Jordan), respectively. In view of the large influx of inhabitants ‎expected in urban areas (72% of the population of the Mediterranean region will probably be ‎living in urban areas in 2025), the sustainable management of waste in markets is now a ‎priority. CEOMED aims to reduce municipal waste generation, promote source-separated ‎collection and the optimal exploitation of the organic component by recovering energy and ‎recycling nutrients. Additionally, the project will train local stakeholders, i.e. consumers, ‎sellers, the informal sector of waste collecting, scholars, farmers, technical and administrative ‎staff, to make sure they have the knowledge and skills to contribute to improving waste ‎management. ‎
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