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.