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Caribbean Local Authorities: Sustainable Waste Management for a Better Life ReViMe

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Project Nr: DCI-NSAPVD/2009/227-760 Duration: 1 May 2010 – 30 April 2013 o Requested exstended to 30 april 2014 Beneficiary countries: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti Total Amount: 2.648.934,80 euro EU co-financing: 1.986.701,10 euro Partners: Campania Region (beneficiary and Lead partner) o Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana (OHC) o Ayuntamiento del Districto Nacional Santo Domingo (ADN) o Mairie de Port-au-Price (PAP) o Consorzio di Bacino Salerno 1 (CBSA1)

Project description This regional project, aimed at designing and implementing a comprehensive process model of waste management is implemented in Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba.. Most of the pollution in the region comes from the refuses that have been dumped in rivers, drainage systems and wetlands. As a result, it is imperative that the municipalities of the three targeted cities have the appropriate technical means for sustainable solid waste management (SWM). These should lead to an improvement in the services through training activities and the development of a SWM plan, made possible by the experience gained during the pilot projects, focused on testing the separate waste collection modalities in the areas of the historical capitals of the Caribbean countries, thus checking the best methodology to be adopted in waste management planning for the Caribbean context. In each city there is a different segment of recycling to be tested. Specifically in: §

Site: Ciudad Colonial - Waste collected: plastic, paper, alluminium, cardboard - User: householders;


Havana - Site: Ciudad Vieja - Waste collected: plastic, paper, alluminium, cardboard - User: large waste producers (hotels, restaurants; etc.)


Port au Prince- organic fraction.


In Haiti the project faced with 2010 earthquake tragedy and it is suffering related a reorientation and local difficulties: with this change, the regional goal of creating a plan for sustainable management and treatment of all fractions of waste has become complicated. The implementation of the pilot projects is supported by an awareness campaign directed to citizens and young people, in order to explain the importance of recycled waste and their environmental impact, as well as to limit the growth of landfills and to recover the materials which make up the waste. Project benefits should be sustainable through the designed SWM plan and the revenues obtained from the new technologies introduced. The sale of recycled products, the market for treated waste or simple reuse, should provide economic impetus to the action. The participation of the local partners has been different from country to country. All local partners have participated in the definition of the pilot project. Regione Campania (RC) and Consorzio Bacino Salerno1 (CBSA1) are responsible for the regional orientation, by coordinating the activities in each country with the national partners, at four coordination levels: a Steering Committee (SC), a Working Group (WG), a Local Action Group (LAG) and a monitoring system. The project is consistent with Caribbean policies, and it fits into the actions of the Caribbean biological corridor, which provide technological support, capacity building in environmental issues, ecosystem restoration and help to fight poverty and improve quality of life. The project supports the EU development policy in the region

Expected Results §

Improving and increasing of the quality of the service of waste management in the three target countries;


To increase the quality of the territory and cleaning of the city, specially of the historical part;


To obtain a reduction of the environmental impact caused by bad management of waste;


To reduce the amount of waste carried to landfill and to reduce CO2 emissions;


To give a sustainable model of waste management replicable in the entire area of Central and South America;


To have a new awareness from the schoolchildren about the environment and conservation of the biodiversity;


To stimulate the communication about the environment between the families that live in the target areas;


To strengthen the conviction of the politicians of the need to develop programs that have, as their purpose, the protection of the environment and natural resources;


To stimulate a new economy based on the recycling of materials, at different levels


Sustainability The project stimulated private and public investments based on the possibility of recovering recycled materials from sorting waste management. Thanks to separate waste management, every recycled waste may become an “exchangeable good� thus creating the possibility of a new economic activity while reducing pollution and CO2 emissions.

Project progress in SANTO DOMINGO From 25 November 2012 was established the start up of the pilot action, that is to say the full development of the separate waste collection, which was accompanied by several training activities and communication instruments for the wider dissemination of the recycling culture among local population, with particular regard to students and young people. In addition, on Sunday 25th November 2012 the first Caribbean Ecological Day was realised, thus stating the official start up of separate collection through the realisation of street games, entertainment and music and dance performances. (The following photos represent the main stages of the program).


Further information Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional di Santo Domingo Dirección Ejecutiva del Centro Histórico Palacio Consistorial Arzobispo Meriño esq. Conde, Ciudad Colonial – Santo Domingo Tel. 809 689-9226 Ext.234 E-mail: Web: Regione Campania - Settore Promozione ed Internazionalizzazione del sistema Produttivo Centro Direzionale Isola A6 - Piano 7 – Napoli Telefono: +39 081 7967559 - +39 081 7966874 - Fax +39 081 7966869 E-mail: Web: Consorzio Bacino Salerno 1 Via Marconi, 55 (Parco Beethoven) - 84013 Cava de' Tirreni (Sa) Tel. +39 0894688868 - Fax +39 089342069 E-mail: Web: Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad Dirección de Cooperación Internacional Lamparilla #2, Lonja del comercio, 3B. – Habana (Cuba) Telf. (53) (7) 8603190, 8608472, Fax. (53) (7) 862-3693 E-mail: Web: Mairie de Port-au-Prince Direction de Contrôle de la Qualité de Vie (DCQV) Port au Prince Téls.: 38 91 38 54 / 35 52 70 66 E-mail: – The content of this product is the sole responsibility of the Campania Region and can not be considered as an expression of the European Union. This product is realised in the framework of the project "Sustainable waste management for a better life - REVIME" promoted by Campania Region (Italy), in collaboration with the Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de la Habana (Cuba), the Ayuntamiento Districto Nacional de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), the Mairie of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), the Consorzio di Bacino Salerno 1 (Italy) and co-financed by the European Union - EuropeAid


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