The Prevention of Tourism Marine Litter “TouMaLi” project has been launched in the Hammam Sousse pilot tourist area, Tourism Officer of the Sousse Region Taoufik Gaied told TAP.
Implemented under the coordination of the German University of Rostock with the Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies (CITET), this project aims to reduce plastic waste in coastal regions, Gaied indicated, adding that the project is also is underway in Egypt and Morocco.
The Hammam Sousse pilot area that can host up to 40 hotels, has been chosen for the implementation of this project which will help reduce plastic pollution of the beaches and its surroundings, he pointed out.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of its 2020 funding programme against marine litter, and led by the University of Rostock and the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemnde (IOW).
The TouMaLi project was launched in Tunisia on November 13, 2021. Implemented by the CITET, it aims to reduce the abundance of marine waste.
It is a regional project for the transfer of innovative technologies in 4 partner countries, namely Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Morocco.
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)