Touristic areas generate huge amounts of bio waste. Its adequate management is an added value for the touristic offer and increases sustainability.
Tags: Waste Management, Water Management, Sustainable Tourism
Project type Waste Management
Promoter Commune of Houmt Souk, Djerba
Start date 2012
The aim of this project, located in the island of Djerba, is to be considered as a future possible model for waste management is touristic areas. Following the diagnose included in GODEM project, the commune of Houmt Souk, developed a small composting plant. Together with the operation of the plant, a management program was developed. Its steps were adapted to the needs to be tackled: 1) adapt the kitchens and the dining rooms to the collection of organic waste and food rejected, 2) have a specific place to locate the bins to collect that waste as well as other sorted waste, like plastics, paper or cardboard, 3) develop awareness and training in two different scales: among the hotel’s staff and beyond, in the neighbourhood.
The organic waste is transported to the composting plant and, once processed, the compost can be applied to the fields.
The European project SCOW, included in the ENPICBCMED program, developed the idea and the characteristics of the plants, in order to have a low cost management system of waste that could be applied in many areas of the Mediterranean.