REUSEMED
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Mediterranean Basin Reuses

About the project

The Mediterranean area faces, on the one hand, a significant waste production and landfilling, and on the other hand, the production of huge quantities of reusable goods prematurely disposed for recycling, consequently maintaining the old linear economy of “produce, use and throw away”. With the aim to promote the culture of reuse for environmental sustainability, green employment and solidarity, REUSEMED proposes to create municipal networks based on reuse circuits for home appliances, furniture, books, clothes, Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment and food. To set up the networks, 4 cities in Spain, Italy, Jordan and Tunisia will design and test composting installations, food collection points in markets, repair and reuse centers, reuse corners in shops and repairing cafés. Moreover, an APP solution will interconnect managers and users of the different circuits. Even if  promoted by the local administrations in charge of waste management counting with the involvement of local stakeholder organizations, it is expected that the reuse networks will become self-sustainable in the mid-term, when revenues out of the sales of repaired products can finance the human resources and the maintenance of the infrastructures.

Key information

REUSEMED
Mediterranean Basin Reuses
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.2 Waste management
Spain, Jordan, Tunisia, Italy

Financial data

3.2 million
Total budget
2.9 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

8
Partners
4
Countries
38
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Objective

To contribute to environmental protection in the Mediterranean area through the reduction of all fractions of municipal waste, via reuse networks, sociological changes in the consumption patterns and improved waste management policies

What will be improved?

The implementation of the reuse networks will allow mutual learning and improvement of local waste management plans towards capacity-building around reuse. In the mid-term, the project will reinforce the technical and operational capacities of partner municipalities and stakeholders, improve citizens’ awareness about unsustainable consumption and create new green jobs. In the long-term, it is expected to create full-time jobs and to increase local employment opportunities thanks to the training on repair, reuse and composting delivered during the project.  Finally, residents will increase their skills in terms of self and community composting.

Who will benefit?

  • Residents and visitors 
  • District associations
  • Local businesses, markets and hotels 
  • NGOs and associations 
  • Public authorities in charge of waste management in the partner cities 
     

Expected achievements

  • 4 maps of resources for reuse identifying the existing secondhand resources
  • 32 reuse circuits developed, 8 per partner city, covering the different fractions of waste
  • 13 food collection points in markets.
  • 13 repair and reuse centers installed in existing warehouses 
  • 31 reuse corners in shops for exhibition of reusable products
  • 18 repairing cafés 
  • 1 APP solution connecting users and managers of the reuse networks
  • 4 enhanced integrated solid waste management plans
     

Contribution to policy-making

The project is in line with the Europe 2020 strategy and the shift towards a circular economy, along with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda. It contributes to the Barcelona Convention goals and implements the principles of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. Project’s organizations are regulators, promoters and incentive providers when it comes to waste management. They have full competences to mainstream reuse of waste into policies. The development of reuse at policy level in the waste management instruments of the partner cities and territories will also be innovative, as currently, reuse only exists theoretically. The intention is to inspire other cities and municipalities, through dissemination and capitalization efforts carried out with the support of the national organizations involved in the project.

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REUSEMED creates in Cordoba municipal networks based on reuse loops

Specifically, six circuits aimed at reducing all municipal waste fractions in the municipality have been designed and implemented.

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REUSEMED in Spain promotes its project at technical conference of environmental enterprises

REUSEMED´s work will be presented and promoted at the national Spanish association of public environmental enterprises’ conference.

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REUSEMED in Spain invites you to visit its exhibition “Waste is out of fashion”

The exhibition lasts from 19 to 27 November 2022 and is organised in the framework of the European week for waste.

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REUSEMED in Spain organises a sewing repair café

In order to promote reuse circuits among citizens, REUSEMED in Spain organises a workshop to teach you how to fix your clothes while promoting local social life among neighbours.

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REUSEMED in Spain sets up interactive urban points to raise awareness of reuse

As part of the project, various structures have been set up in central areas of Cordoba to ease the exchange of items and food donations.

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REUSEMED in Jordan promotes the reuse circuits to other regions

The meetings also served to gather suggestions for boosting the popularity of reuse throughout the country.

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Extensive coverage of the REUSEMED project in the Jordanian media

The country's print and broadcast media echoed the capitalization meetings, enhancing the project's popularity among national citizens.

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REUSEMED in Italy: the municipality of Capannori has been selected as a pilot city in the field of circular economy

Achieving 95% of separate waste collection and 70% of self-compost are some of the goals of the municipality of Capannori.

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REUSEMED in Italy: more than half of the citizens of Capannori demand more infrastructures for reuse

According to a survey conducted as part of the REUSEMED project, 56% of the inhabitants of the Italian town demand infrastructure, stores an…

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Managers of a solidarity entity in Cordoba (Spain) celebrate their participation in REUSEMED

Madre Coraje, an organization that aims to give a second life to clothes and books, celebrates its participation in the REUSEMED project, where they have developed initiatives…

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REUSEMED survey shows that the majority of educated young people in Sakiet Ezzit (Tunisia) already buy second-hand goods

The survey on reuse habits concludes that respondents demand individual or collective compost garbage cans and sorting containers.

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REUSEMED in Spain installs 'showcases of books' in Cordoba to promote their exchange

Last week, the municipal sanitation company of Cordoba ,Sadeco, lead beneficiary of REUSEMED, installed 'showcases of books' at di…

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All the cities participating in REUSEMED project value "very positively" the promotion of the culture of reuse

Cordoba, Sakiet Ezzit, New Deir Allaa and Capannori defend in their respective surveys the "need to deepen the practice of promoting re…

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REUSEMED in Spain shows that most Córdoba’s residents are not familiar with ‘circular economy’

In particular, 78% of the interviewees that participated in SADECO Córdoba’s study claimed that they have never heard of the term

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REUSEMED organized a reused fashion show in Cordoba to highlight the value of second-life garments

The fashion show, promoted by the Spanish partner of the REUSEMED, Sadeco, featured garments designed by students from a local fashion schoo…

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Containers to reuse and donate food in Cordoba markets thanks to REUSEMED project

Sadeco, Spanish lead beneficiary of REUSEMED project, has promoted a project to facilitate access to food for the most needy families.

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REUSEMED took part in waste management projects meeting in Spain

As part of its capitalization actions, REUSEMED participated in the MED4WASTE meeting in Vic, Spain and visited the composting community site.

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REUSEMED in Jordan shows real examples of reuse circuits

During the working days, the attendees learned about the circuits installed in the four participating cities and visited those already in operation in the municipality of New Deir Allaa in Jordan.

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REUSEMED celebrates the first reuse festival in Capannori

The Festival of Reuse is promoted in the sphere of 'REUSEMED', to encourage the reuse and repair of objects of which Capannori is a member together with several partners from Spain, Jordan and Tunisia…

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REUSEMED in Spain makes reuse culture visible at International fair of urbanism and environment

During the fair, REUSEMED showed different examples of circular economy in order to make visible the benefits of the practice of reuse.

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REUSEMED at international fair of urbanism and environment tradeshow

ANEPMA, Spanish partner of the REUSEMED project, was present at one of the main fairs of the environmental sector held in Spain, with a stand on Circular Economy.

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REUSEMED's reuse festival in Jordan warmly welcomed

A multitudinous celebration of reuse so that Jordanian citizens could learn first-hand about the benefits of this practice. This is the summary of the reuse festival held on May 19 in the town of New Deir Alla.

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REUSEMED in Spain will promote bartering among children at an event with schools

The initiative, that will be held in the municipality of Cordoba on June 3, will raise awareness among the local population of the benefits of bartering to reduce waste and en…

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REUSEMED in Spain attracts more than a thousand people to ‘The book is alive’ festival

The initiative, held in the municipality of Córdoba, was a success in terms of participation, thanks to its wide offer of activities such as theater, workshops and characteriz…

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REUSEMED in Spain is looking for technical assistance to develop REUSEMED APP

ANEPMA, a Project Partner of REUSEMED, is looking for a company to provide technical assistance to the partnership with the works of development and creation of REUSEMED APP. …

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REUSEMED in Tunisia launches a tender for waste collection and storage systems

The municipality of Sakiet Ezzit in Tunisia has made public on TUNEPS (Tunisia E-Procurement System) the conditions for the supply of composters, tables, fire extinguishers, t…

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REUSEMED in Spain will train unemployed people in giving second life to textile

By providing a course on how to mend and adapt garments and textile promoting the reuse of second-hand objects.

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REUSEMED in Spain celebrates the value of books

Residents of the Spanish municipality enjoyed ‘El libro vive’ (The book is alive), an initiative that included theater, workshops and characterizations designed to vindicate books and encourage their reuse.

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REUSEMED in Tunisia consults citizens to implement reuse circuits

Through research, analysis and meetings with the civil society, the Tunisian partners have identified reuse circuits and will start implementing them.

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REUSEMED launches its guide of good practices to promote the reuse culture

A total of fifteen good practices identified by entities from the four countries involved in the project (Italy, Jordan, Tunisia and Spain) are available at the following link…

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REUSEMED in Spain organised a community festival to promote composting in Cordoba

The event included fun activities to raise awareness of composting among all age groups and served to combat the lack of knowledge about composting among the citizens of Cordo…

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Jordanian partners of REUSEMED agree on action plan to build reuse circuits in the country

New Deir Alla Municipality and the Ministry of Local Administration (MoLA) of Jordan agreed on equipment, infrastructure and budget to fulfill goals set.

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REUSEMED discussed the challenges and ways to promote the culture of reuse in the Mediterranean

Lack of knowledge and lack of regulation are some of these challenges. REUSEMED partners try to find ways to improve the culture of reuse in…

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REUSEMED reports that 100% of the inhabitants of New Deir Alla (Jordan) ask to promote reuse in the municipality

80% of respondents acknowledge that they would have more confidence in the practice of reuse if there were stronger public support in infras…

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REUSEMED highlights the reuse of school supplies in Tunisia

The municipalities of Sakiet Ezzit and Sfax organised campaigns to promote the reuse of school supplies with the help of civil society and NGOs. Thanks to that, 10 tons of papers were collected and 170 trees sa…

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REUSEMED survey shows that nearly two out of three residents of New Deir Alla (Jordan) buy second-hand goods

Almost all of the city's inhabitants are calling for the opening of more second-hand facilities to encourage reuse.

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REUSEMED in Italy highlights Daccapo, a public-private partnership that reuses more than 50 tons of goods per year

The Nanina Social Cooperative has been responsible for the project since 2018, employs 16 people and has some 25 volunteers among its ranks

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Italy: REUSEMED is looking for a support to project management and project implementation

The deadline for the submission of the application is the 20th of October 2021.

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REUSEMED in Spain identifies municipal networks to give a second life to old clothes

In Spain, municipalities and local organisations work together to promote the reuse of clothes, giving jobs to people at risk of exclusion and preserving the environment.

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A second-hand textbook market in Italy, a benchmark of reuse for REUSEMED

The average annual cost of textbooks in Italy is 310 euros per high school student. To reduce this cost, the municipality of Cappanori with a student association promote secon…

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A Jordanian project to reuse wool yarns to produce new garments, example of best practice for REUSEMED

The initiative Manual Wool Works, promoted by a resident of Deir Allaa, in the northwest of the country, has succeeded in arousing the inter…

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REUSEMED focuses on the ‘Conserve’ project for the recovery of fresh agricultural products

The initiative, which involves 5 municipalities in the Italian province of Luca, avoids food waste and facilitates the reintegration of people in the production system. Both a…

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Civic amenity sites transformed in Cantabria for the reuse of bulky waste, a fine model for REUSEMED project’s partners

The civic services of Torrelavega and Santander invest through the company Mare about 22,000 euros in conditioning temporary storage areas, …

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REUSEMED project highlights need to develop reuse strategies in Mediterranean municipalities

Different experiences regarding the inclusion of reuse in waste management strategies were discussed during a workshop which took place on 8 and 9 of June 2021.

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REUSEMED project to unveil good practices on reuse

On the 8th and 9th of June, REUSEMED is organising a workshop to share the experiences on reuse that partners from Spain, Jordan, Tunisia, Italy have collected over the last months.

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REUSEMED is looking for technical assistance service for the communication of the project in Spain

SADECO, the Lead Beneficiary of REUSEMED, is searching for technical assistance with the communication activities of the project.

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Spain: the REUSEMED project is looking for an external auditor

SADECO, the Lead Beneficiary of REUSEMED Project, and ANEPMA, project partner, are looking for an external auditor to carry out the audit services for SADECO, ANEPMA and the Project.

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Spain: REUSEMED is looking for technical assistance service for the management of the project

SADECO, the Lead Beneficiary of REUSEMED project, is looking for a company that can provide technical assistance to the partnership for the management of the project.

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Practical training session in reporting for REUSEMED project

On the 6th of May, the Partners of REUSEMED Project received a training session organised by the ENI CBC Med and carried out by the Joint Technical Secretariat focus on showing the practical use of the reportin…

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REUSEMED project organized an internal workshop to explain how the reporting process works

The coordination of REUSEMED project delivereda workshop based on the training received from ENI CBC Med team in February to help partners prepare for the first interim report…

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The REUSEMED project is looking for a European project manager in Tunisia

The Municipality of Sakiet Ezzit is looking for a European project manager to assist in the coordination of the project at the municipality.

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Italy: the REUSEMED is looking for an external auditor

The Municipality of Cappanori launches a call for hiring external audit services for the validation of the costs incurred within REUSEMED project.