The project aims to develop a cross-border, incentive based, recycling system to promote environmentally sustainable practices at a grass root level in 200 universities/schools/educational centers, using a state of the art technology platform, and supported by an awareness and communications program. The project entails the deployment of a network of Reverse Vending Machines across the 6 partnering countries, which will be centrally connected via GPRS to an online reporting system.
The target group will benefit from the incentive based recycling activity, as they will recycle their empty containers using the RVM in return for points generated by the machine itself. They will then redeem their points for rewards based on a Redemption Scheme that will be implemented at a later stage.
Moreover, the main objective of the GMI project is to develop an integrated and environmentally sound waste management system, ensuring treatment and recycling, through exploitation of innovative technologies and sustainable methods for waste treatment and recycling. In addition the move towards long-term environmental sustainability shall also be supported by legislative frameworks enforcing waste recycling.
The project intends to develop a cross-border, incentive based, recycling system to promote environmentally sustainable practices at a grass root level - mainly schools and universities - using a state of the art technology platform, supported by an awareness and communication program. The project will take place over a period of 36 months (December 2012 - December 2015)
The project The Green MED Initiative “GMI” is implemented under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu). Its total budget is € 4.126.872 and it is financed, € 3.714.185, by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. The ENPI CBC Med Programme aims at reinforcing cooperation between the European Union and partner countries regions placed along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.