23 03, 2022

Plastic Busters UfM Initiative

By |2022-03-24T08:16:16+02:00March 23rd, 2022|

The Plastic Busters Initiative kick-started in 2013 to address some of the scientific and policy gaps existing at the time in the Mediterranean region. Since then, improvements have been implemented on the science policy interface, with Plastic Busters contributing to the regional policy context as well as being informed by it. Born under the umbrella of SDSN Mediterranean (United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network), the Initiative provides a concrete opportunity to like-minded projects dealing with marine litter issues to get together and fully explore the potential for synergies towards ensuring aligned and synchronized marine litter activities across the Mediterranean. The Plastic Busters Initiative strives to push forward a shared common objective: to effectively tackle the issue of marine litter in the Mediterranean by addressing its entire management cycle, from monitoring and assessment to prevention and mitigation, thus contributing to evidence- and science-based support to governance. WES project has contributed in the publication attached which features recommendations for a litter-free healthy Mediterranean. The leaflet that has been presented in several UfM fora.

9 03, 2021

N-E-LB-1: Revision of sectoral guidelines and Emission Limit Values (ELVs) for industrial activities in Lebanon

By |2023-03-31T15:29:40+03:00March 9th, 2021|

This activity will provide assistance to the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon for the prevention/abatement of industrial pollution through and the revision and the improvement of guidelines in the food, construction sector and also in commenting on the draft industrial wastewater standards that are being developed by the MoE.

13 12, 2020

N-E-PS-1: Technical assistance on sustainable Medical Waste Management

By |2024-01-05T15:29:09+02:00December 13th, 2020|

The collection, transport, treatment and disposal of medical waste are essential in reducing environmental and health risks. This activity is aiming at the promotion of sustainable medical waste management solutions. It will support Palestine in updating the Master Plan with a Roadmap for healthcare waste and define a set of measures for the development of a contingency plan for crisis situations.

18 11, 2020

N-W-MO-1: Support Water Demand Management in relation to water scarcity

By |2024-02-21T09:16:40+02:00November 18th, 2020|

The efficient use of water has become of paramount importance and one of the country's national priorities. This activity will support the management of water demand linked to water scarcity, including the development of political instruments aimed at reduce losses in irrigation water (for example on the plot), domestic, tourist and industrial uses and unbilled water.

17 11, 2020

RE-2-REG: Understanding better microplastics and identifying how to address the issue

By |2023-03-07T10:10:45+02:00November 17th, 2020|

Technical assistance will be provided to address microplastics intentionally added in products or production processes through a publication that will provide policy makers with an overview of the different aspects of the microplastics issue. It will also highlight specific solutions that could be of relevance particularly for southern Med Countries (from policy to technological developments).

16 11, 2020

N-E-MO-1: Joint initiative for the establishment of the management chain for PET bottle packaging within the framework of EPR in Morocco

By |2023-06-20T09:10:12+03:00November 16th, 2020|

This activity aims to improve the sorting, collection and recovery system for PET beverage packaging waste in Morocco through the establishment of Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) in the PET sector. Through this joint initiative, supported and led by all stakeholders involved in the management and recovery of PET bottle packaging as part of a sustainable EPR model, stock will be taken of relevant already existing initiatives, effective dialogue among all stakeholders involved in the sector will be facilitated, a monitoring group for the implementation of EPR in the PET bottles sector (COPIL) will be set up and a roadmap and a work plan, for the establishment of an operational model for the management of PET beverage packaging based on the principle of EPR will be prepared.

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