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MENA Network of the Household Waste Recycling for Small and Medium-Sized Municipalities

Thursday, 25 June 2015 21:22 Written by 
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Type(s): Mechanism
  • Theme(s): Technology, Waste reduction
  • SDG(s): 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • Locations in the Arab States: Morocco
  • Types in the Arab States: Solution
  • Themes in the Arab States: Technology, Waste reduction
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 11. Sustainable cities and communities

The mechanism is aimed to solve the problem of waste generated in small and medium-sized municipalities due to lack of a waste collection network and household waste recycling facilities.

The main objective of the establishing MENA network is to:

  1. Promote local manufacturing by upgrading the expertise and production means of artisans
  2. Improve the sustainability of household waste treatment in small and medium sized communities
  3. Improve the socioeconomic situation of a vulnerable segment of the population, while preserving the environment

Key achievements: 

  • Bring together metalworking artisans and engineers in order to improve their products and to adapt a new machines and equipment for the treatment of household waste
  • Provide a small and medium towns by machines and equipment for treatment of household waste to treatment waste centers (young or women entrepreneurs)
  • Add value to household waste by pre-treatment for recycling and by composting the biodegradable portion
  • Decrease the transport costs by pre-treatment of recyclable portion from collecting points to recycling industry

The mechanism offers for replication: 

  • Development of the methodology of selecting the metalworking artisans, their supervision and how the collaborative work should be done between artisans and engineers
  • Development of set of machines and equipments easy to manufacture locally and adapted to small and medium communities needs and capacities. 

Partners: UNIDO, IAV Hassan II (Rabat, Morocco) (Technical assistance), Enda Maghreb (Morocco) (Coordination and monitoring)

Contact details: 
IAV Hassan II, Dpt Energy and Machinery
BP 6202, 10101 Rabat, Morocco
BOURARACH El Hassane, Professor, Director of Agricultural Engineering School (IAV Hassan II)
Tel: +212 6 61 07 64 02
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