As part of the project MED-3R pilot actions, Nice Cote d’Azur Metropole promotes recycling batteries and accumulators on its territory.

103 awareness posters on batteries and accumulators will be affixed at the “blue bicycle” stations for two weeks extending from November 11 to 25, 2015, in the cities of Nice, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Saint Laurent du Var, on the territory of Nice Cote d’Azur Metropole. The posters are intended to raise users’ awareness on the importance of recycling this type of waste. This approach is part of a comprehensive awareness campaign running until early 2016.

A MED-3R stand communicating on home generated medical waste is held on the 14th of November 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Garibaldi square in Nice, on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day.

This event is organized by the city of Nice, in collaboration with the Primary Sickness Insurance Fund (Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie), diabetes associations, the Alpes-Maritimes Departmental Fire and Emergency Service and Nice Cote d'Azur Metropole, and brings together a large number of people with diabetes in self-care, generating considerable amounts of medical sharps waste.

Thus, in partnership with the national approved eco-organization called Dastri, Nice Cote d’Azur Metropole wishes to raise awareness amongst users dealing with this waste and attending this occasion, by informing them on the harmfulness risks, the sorting and the collection points.

This action follows a first awareness campaign deployed in May 2015 among 44% of the pharmacies on the territory of Nice Cote d’Azur Metropole (i.e a total of 112 pharmacies), where explanatory leaflets were distributed to patients buying medical sharps.

The final seminar of the MED-3R project was held in Genoa from 7 to 8 October 2015.


This event was organized by the Municipality of Genoa and took place at the Berio library. It brought together many MED-3R partners and dealt with issues from the project’s achievements to its capitalization.

Subsequent technical visits were held on the 9th of October 2015 and involved the Green palace, the city’s waste sorting center, the “Recycling factory” as well as exhibitions conducted at Ducale palace as part of the REUSE pilot activity.

Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) deployed a vast information campaign on the occasion of the 23rd year of community days “Clean-up the World 2015” held between the 18th and the 20th September.


The event took place on the South Beach of Aqaba and received remarkable public attention, by a broad participation of the local population, schools, youth associations and public entities and bodies. This pilot activity was conducted in collaboration with the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS).

As part of the “Basamenti” approach of the pilot project “Reuse” [Re-Use] held in Genoa from 30 July to 11 October 2015, a musical organ, the “Flip Flop”, has been installed in front of the Palazzo Ducale at Matteotti square.


This installation is created by a firm of young architects based in Genoa, in collaboration with percussionists Genoese musicians of “Ritmiciclando” band. The instrument mounted in a parallelepipedic shape, is made up of plastic pipes producing Western musical notes at a pentatonic scale and is made available for the general public.

The musical performance can therefore be made by manipulating rubber flip flops, witnessing in an artistic way, the potential of everyday objects to be reused.

This instrument will be placed at Matteotti square in Genoa for the next three months and will complete its life-cycle by either being re-used or recycled.