MED-InA in Jordan: improving waste management and reduction in Irbid

The Greater Irbid Municipality (GIM) and the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), partners of the MED-InA project funded by the European Union’s ENI CBC Med Programme, have produced this video to present their actions in the field of waste management and reduction.

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.