Sustainable and innovative waste management on the Mediterranean islands

Sustainable and innovative waste management on the Mediterranean islands

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
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Dates / Project duration

February 2018 - December 2021 / 47 months

Field of action :

Development of marine protected areas

Branch :


Location :

Mediterranean bassin

Project sponsor(s) :

Small Island Organisation


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The project consists in offering support for the activities of the Small Isalnd Organisation with regard to its technical support programme for effective waste management. The association provides technical support and champion concrete efforts among local players in 5 small Mediterranean isalnds in regard to sustainable waste management (Levant Island -France; Lavezzi Islands-France; Tavolara Island -Italy; Kerkennah Island- Tunisia; Sazani  Island- Albania). By working on several sources of waste, the aim is to promote and provide concrete support for the implementation of good waste management practice (awareness, reduced input, sorting, disposal, etc.) which can subsequently be replicated and adapted to other island areas in the Mediterranean and worldwide: domestic waste (inert waste, green waste), waste related to fishing, farming and tourist and yachting activities, and inert military waste.

It is part of a broader sustainable certification initiative for small islands developed and initiated by the Coastal Conservatory, the Small Islands Organisation.