A partnership agreement was signed on Thursday between the municipality of Hammam Sousse (Sousse governorate) and the office of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in North Africa.
The agreement aims to support the management of plastic waste in this city within the framework of the consecration of the Smart City concept, according to the representative of the fund Jamel Jerijer.
It is also part of the effort to combat pollution caused by plastic bags and to raise awareness to reduce the use of plastic in the Mediterranean, the same source told TAP.
The same source recalled that more than a thousand cities around the world have joined this programme including Tunisian municipalities such as Monastir, Tinja (Bizerte), Kram, Nabeul and Hammamet.
In Tunisia, about 250 thousand tonnes of plastic waste are thrown into nature each year when they could be recycled and recovered, according to the WWF 2019 report.
Source: TAP News Agency