MED-InA
A Mediterannean Integrated Alliance on Waste for cities and citizens

About the project

Cities on both sides of the Mediterranean face important environmental challenges and increasing costs to collect and treat waste, including expensive investments in landfills or incinerators. The MED-InA project proposes to develop and roll out a methodology for a “Zero Waste” public policy adapted to Mediterranean cities as an exemplary and participatory approach for waste reduction, reuse and recycling. The Zero Waste approach offers an alternative option and aims to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills or incinerators through waste prevention, reuse, recycling and development of local activities. To adapt this ambitious approach to the Mediterranean context, the MED-InA project will develop a methodology co-designed by the partners, based on a wide consultation with local stakeholders (public, private, associations, citizens) and territorial coordination. It will place the citizens at the heart of the process and will strongly value a “low tech-low cost” approach by promoting in the South and reintegrating in the North traditional practices that generate little quantity of waste.

Key information

MED-InA
A Mediterannean Integrated Alliance on Waste for cities and citizens
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.2 Waste management
France, Jordan, Tunisia, Spain, Lebanon

Financial data

2.3 million
Total budget
2.1 million
EU contribution
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

7
Partners
5
Countries
19
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Partnership

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Project outputs

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What will be improved?

The MED-InA project proposes to transform municipalities waste management practices from “treating always more waste” to “treating less by preventing waste” through a focus on citizen behaviour change. To do so, the project will use an innovative methodology: a dedicated coaching service, as well as massive door-to-door campaigns and regular phone/email contacts, will allow a direct connection with citizens and local businesses in order to support them in reducing the production of waste that cannot be recycled nor reused. In addition, testing pilots in selected neighborhoods of La Marsa (Tunisia), Irbid (Jordan) and Ribera (Spain) will be organized to show the commitments of public authorities in keeping cities clean. This work will be linked to concrete updates of Municipal Waste Management Plans and support to innovative circular economy businesses in order to act at a multi-level stage and create synergies.

Who will benefit?

  • 45 municipal representatives/staff
  • 6 regional and national authorities in charge of waste management
  • 6,000 households of La Marsa (Tunisia), Irbid (Jordan) and Ribera (Spain)
  • 40 local associations and businesses
     

Expected achievements

  • 1 decision support tool on Zero Waste public policies
  • 3 Integrated Municipal Waste Management Plans including both organic and plastic waste sorting and treatment solutions
  • 3 capacity-building plans and training programs for municipal staffs and elected members
  • 15 local awareness-raising campaigns on the Zero Waste approach
  • 3,000 households using new services and equipment for sorting at source, recycling, reusing and composting
  • 12 startups selected and supported to create businesses in the circular economy sector 
  • 2,400 low-cost equipment and services set up for sorting at source and implementing decentralized composting
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Project news

[MED-InA] E3D-Environnement is looking for an external auditor!

E3D-Environnement, leader of MED-InA project, has recently published the procedure for the selection of an external auditor.

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Project news

15 April 2020
The MED-InA project in times of Covid-19 pandemic

A glimspe of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on the MED-InA project and on the waste management sector.

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Project news

10 March 2020
Meet the MED-InA team: episode #7

Discover the people behind the MED-InA project in a series of weekly interviews!

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Project news

28 February 2020
MED-InA: first Zero Waste workshop in France

On the 20th of February 2020, the MED-InA project team organised its first Zero Waste workshop gathering partners, municipalities and experts.

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Project news

26 February 2020
Meet the MED-InA team: episode #6

Discover the people behind the MED-InA project in a series of weekly interviews!

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Project news

12 February 2020
Meet the MED-InA team: episode #5

Discover the people behind the MED-InA project in a series of weekly interviews!

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Project news

07 February 2020
Tunisia: MED-InA is looking for an expert in social sciences

The selected expert will be in charge of identifying and analyzing the barriers and opportunities for the adoption of environmental-friendly behaviors by the inhabitants of La Marsa Municipality.

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Project news

06 February 2020
Towards Zero Waste cities in the Mediterranean: launch of the MED-InA project in Irbid, Jordan

The MED-InA project aims to turn the Greater Irbid Municipality into a zero waste city.

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Project news

05 February 2020
Meet the MED-InA team: episode #4

Discover the people behind the MED-InA project in a series of weekly interviews!

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04 February 2020
[MED-InA] E3D-Environnement is looking for an EU project manager

E3D-Environnement, lead beneficiary of the MED-InA project, is looking for an EU project manager. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

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Project news

31 January 2020
[EXTENSION] MED-InA is looking for a Zero Waste expert!

The deadline for bids has been postponed to 3 February 2020.

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Project news

28 January 2020
Towards Zero Waste cities in the Mediterranean: launch of the MED-InA project in Tunisia

The MED-InA project aims to turn the Municipality of La Marsa into a zero waste city.

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Project news

27 January 2020
Meet the MED-InA team: episode #3

Discover the people behind the MED-InA project in a series of weekly interviews!

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Project news

22 January 2020
Meet the MED-InA team: episode #2

Discover the people behind the MED-InA project in a series of weekly interviews!

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Project news

20 January 2020
MED-InA is looking for a Zero Waste expert!

The expert will be asked to design a methodological guidebook on Zero Waste strategy applied to Mediterranean cities.

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Project news

15 January 2020
Meet the MED-InA team: episode #1

Discover the people behind the MED-InA project in a series of weekly interviews!

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Project news

11 December 2019
Achieving zero waste in the Mediterranean: start of the MED-InA project !

Imagine a city with 35% additional sorted waste and where 90% of the citizens adopt more eco-responsible behaviors. No, you are not dreaming!

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Project news

25 November 2019
MED-InA, let's start!

The kick-off meeting launching the MED-InA project was held in Marseille on November 13th & 14th. It has been the first opportunity for the MED-InA partners to gather and meet each other.