The Covenant of Mayors for the Mediterranean, CoM Med, was represented at the International Recycling and Waste Management Fair (RWM) in Tangier to promote the initiative’s activities

In the authentic city of Tangier, where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic converge, the first edition of the international recycling and waste management exhibition (RWM) was held from June 22 to 25, 2022.

The exhibition was organised by the magazine “Energie/Mines et Carrières Magazine“, under the auspices of the Ministries of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and Industry and Trade, in partnership with the Regional Investment Centre of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region (CRI-TTA), and the Town Hall of Tangier.

This first edition was attended by many recycling manufacturers, waste management companies, programs and clusters that encourage and support young entrepreneurs in the field of recycling in particular and sustainable development in general.

The event was a fruitful opportunity during which the Clima-Med project welcomed the visitors from various organisations in Morocco in its dedicated exhibition booth to present the project’s activities and promote CoM Med objectives.

Through its conferences and panels, the event has succeeded in opening the debate with the various stakeholders around the issue of waste in its different aspects, such as plastic, household, hospital, construction site, and electronic and agricultural waste, among others.

On the event’s last day, the Scientific Committee presented the first edition trophies of the RWM Awards, which aims to encourage and promote innovative initiatives by local actors, professionals and the network of associations.

The national prize for the best “Research and development (R&D) project” was awarded to Mr Mourad Morsli for his “Demolition and construction waste” project, which concerns the recycling and recovery of construction and demolition waste contributing to decarbonisation and saving resources. The regional prize went to the “Atlas Difae” project on recycling olive pomace for biomass production.

In the category of best companies, the national prize was awarded to the company “Lombrisol”, which specialised in the treatment and recovery of organic waste for the production of biofertilisers, while the regional award was won by the project “Chama Green”, which aims to recycle domestic, animal or agricultural waste to produce natural, economic and ecological organic fertilisers.

Regarding the national prize for the best association, it went to the startup “Paveco”, which produces and markets the world’s first ecological paving stone made from mining and plastic waste. In contrast, the cooperative “Ajialona”, which specialises in collecting rural waste, won the regional prize for the best cooperative.