Cleaning Innovative Mediterranean Action: reducing waste to boost economies

While by 2020 most EU Member States will be reusing and recycling at least 50% of their municipal waste, landfilling less than 35% of biodegradable waste, and recycling at least 55% of packaging, forecasts are more difficult to determine for Mediterranean Partner Countries. The CLIMA project, and its regional platform of Italian, Tunisian and Lebanese municipalities, public agencies and NGOs, aims to cope with environmental, economic and social problems of organic waste mismanagement in three Mediterranean countries, developing policy tools like integrated Municipal Waste Management Plans, innovative technical solutions such as the compost drum and two improved pilot compost sites. At the same time, the project will support local businesses active in the circular economy sector, as well as information and advocacy campaigns to change citizens’ attitude towards zero waste paradigm. Through the project, around 80,000 citizens in 3 municipalities will benefit from the reduction of waste production due to the increase of treated organic waste.

Impact sector: Waste and pollution

Outcome target group: 9 institutions and local authorities directly involved in the realisation of the project activities 12 firms and economic actors interested in affordable supply of high quality secondary raw materials 450 people among citizens and decision-makers aware on the necessity of a circular and sustainable waste collection and management 40 partners’ staff experts benefitting from technical trainings and exchange visits 80,000 citizens and key stakeholders reached by the territorial education and sensitisation campaigns at Mediterranean level

Implemented best practices (BPiMED): Focus Team Effort, Living Labs

Rating: 3.75

Budget: $2,836,742.00
Funded: $2,553,068.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: Municipality of Sestri Levante ( SESTRI )
Address: Piazza Matteotti, 3 Sestri Levante (GE) 16039 Italy
Contact Name: Annalisa Fresia
Phone: 390185478451
KPI Value 
Commercialization Potential: 3.8
Intellectual Property rights protection and utilization: 4
Entrepreneurial and cultural activities: 3.5
Magnitude of Cooperation: 3.83
Technological Advancement: 3.6
Metric Value   Reference
M1 How many industries were involved at the ideation stage of the project? 110 (135)
M2 How many business ideas were developed from the project outcomes? 179 (200)
M3 How many SMEs (foreign) invested in the project? (in Euros) 3013120 (5000000)
M4 How many intellectual property rights does the project have in relation to WEF? 137 (100)
M5 How many commercialization or market studies were conducted as part of the project requirements? 8 (10)
M6 How many patents were filed in relation to WEF? 26 (25)
M7 How many new intellectual property brokering services were delivered? 109 (100)
M8 How many entrepreneurial ideas were identified in the scouting stage and supported in relation to WEF? 127 (200)
M9 How many industries and SME researchers were trained to initiate or create enterprises? 178 (135)
M10 How many business development organizations were receiving support for coaching and acceleration programs on WEF? 6 (10)
M11 How many PPP ventures or agreements resulted from the project activities? 33 (30)
M12 How many enterprises were cooperating with research institutions? 10 (13)
M13 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperating with Research Institutions on WEF? 49 (40)
M14 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperation in education, R&D and innovation on WEF? 26 (50)
M15 How many enterprises were involved per project with varied expertise in WEF? 180 (120)
M16 How many public or private stakeholders were engaged in joint pilots or training events? 352 (300)
M17 How many public institutions were cooperating towards strengthened multi-level governance for delivering integrated resource planning and measures? 30 (25)
M18 How many Prototypes were developed or planned in relation to resource efficiency or demand management in WEF? 40 (30)
M19 How many technology transfer support activities or initiatives were there? 101 (100)
M20 How many pilots or application of new technology in living labs were there? 13 (9)
M21 How many SMEs with technology innovation were introduced into the organization? 66 (50)
M22 How many replicable technologies for resource efficient use and use of non-conventional resources were developed? 4 (9)