The REUSEMED Project promotes the creation of a network for the reuse of waste materials with the involvement of four countries: Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Jordan.
Public administrations on both sides of the Mediterranean tend to focus their efforts on recycling, but much less on promoting the reuse of waste by citizens and on repairing goods that may have a second life, thus completing the cycle of the four R’s of the circular economy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair.
The REUSEMED project aims to create municipal networks based on reuse systems of houshould appliances, furniture, books, clothes, Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEEs) and food, on composting and on barter programmes.
To set up the networks, 4 Mediterranean cities - Cordoba in Spain, Capannori in Italy, New Deir Allaa in Jordan and Sakiet Ezzit in Tunisia - will design and test composters, food collection points in markets, repair and reuse centers, reuse corners in shops and cafés.
On 26 and 27 November the project was officially launched through an online meeting with the participation of the 8 partner organizations:
- Sanitation Cordoba (Spain)
- National Association of Public Environmental Enterprises (Spain)
- Ministry of Local Administration (Jordan)
- Municipality of New Deir Allaa (Jordan)
- Municipality of Sakiet Ezzit (Tunisia)
- National Agency for Waste Management (Tunisia)
- Municipality of Capannori (Italy)
- Fondazione Reggio Children - Centro Loris Malaguzzi (Italy)
REUSEMED is funded by the European Union (EU) under the ENI CBC Med Programme. Its total budget is €3.2 million, of which €2.9 million are EU contribution (90%).
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