Employing circular economy approach for OFMSW management within the Mediterranean countries

Hundreds of local open markets are distributed across the Mediterranean region. Local open market waste management, which represents a big challenge for the area, is directly affected by population growth and concentration, urbanization and tourism. For instance, the waste flow rate varies from 3 to 5 and 10 to 12 tons per day in the open markets located in Sfax (Tunisia) and Amman (Jordan), respectively. In view of the large influx of inhabitants expected in urban areas (72% of the population of the Mediterranean region will probably be living in urban areas in 2025), the sustainable management of waste in markets is now a priority. CEOMED aims to reduce municipal waste generation, promote source-separated collection and the optimal exploitation of the organic component by recovering energy and recycling nutrients. Additionally, the project will train local stakeholders, i.e. consumers, sellers, the informal sector of waste collecting, scholars, farmers, technical and administrative staff, to make sure they have the knowledge and skills to contribute to improving waste management.

Impact sector: Waste and pollution

Outcome target group: Managers of local markets 500 businesses using the markets daily to buy and sell fresh products 2,500 daily customers Technical and administrative staff from the municipalities of Amman and Sfax Local farmers

Implemented best practices (BPiMED): Engage Workers, Hold Regular Meetings

Rating: 3.78

Budget: $3,191,560.00
Funded: $2,872,404.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: Optimization oriented towards sustainability ( IDENER )
Web: http://www.idener.es
Address: 24-8 Earle Ovington Sevilla 41300 Spain
Contact Name: Santiago Rodriguez-Perez
Email: santiago.rodriguez@idener.es
Phone: +34 954460278
KPI Value 
Commercialization Potential: 3.6
Intellectual Property rights protection and utilization: 4
Entrepreneurial and cultural activities: 4
Magnitude of Cooperation: 3.5
Technological Advancement: 3.8
Metric Value   Reference
M1 How many industries were involved at the ideation stage of the project? 95 (135)
M2 How many business ideas were developed from the project outcomes? 177 (200)
M3 How many SMEs (foreign) invested in the project? (in Euros) 4686524 (5000000)
M4 How many intellectual property rights does the project have in relation to WEF? 67 (100)
M5 How many commercialization or market studies were conducted as part of the project requirements? 11 (10)
M6 How many patents were filed in relation to WEF? 22 (25)
M7 How many new intellectual property brokering services were delivered? 106 (100)
M8 How many entrepreneurial ideas were identified in the scouting stage and supported in relation to WEF? 216 (200)
M9 How many industries and SME researchers were trained to initiate or create enterprises? 193 (135)
M10 How many business development organizations were receiving support for coaching and acceleration programs on WEF? 8 (10)
M11 How many PPP ventures or agreements resulted from the project activities? 40 (30)
M12 How many enterprises were cooperating with research institutions? 9 (13)
M13 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperating with Research Institutions on WEF? 48 (40)
M14 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperation in education, R&D and innovation on WEF? 52 (50)
M15 How many enterprises were involved per project with varied expertise in WEF? 144 (120)
M16 How many public or private stakeholders were engaged in joint pilots or training events? 219 (300)
M17 How many public institutions were cooperating towards strengthened multi-level governance for delivering integrated resource planning and measures? 17 (25)
M18 How many Prototypes were developed or planned in relation to resource efficiency or demand management in WEF? 36 (30)
M19 How many technology transfer support activities or initiatives were there? 121 (100)
M20 How many pilots or application of new technology in living labs were there? 11 (9)
M21 How many SMEs with technology innovation were introduced into the organization? 61 (50)
M22 How many replicable technologies for resource efficient use and use of non-conventional resources were developed? 5 (9)