Few weeks after the beginning of the pilot activity in Palestine, the DECOST project has reached a new milestone: the community composting pilot in Jordan started this July at Al Saru Municipality, becoming the third country in which the project is already operational.
A public meeting was hold in the Sama Rusan Sport and Cultural Club of Al Saru, to distribute the composters and other accessories to the participants who will be in charge of the composting sites.
Prof. Munir Rusan, from the Jordan University of Science and Technology and main responsible of DECOST project in Jordan, introduced the objectives and the activities of the project and the most relevant technical aspects of the Jordanian pilot, which is expected to create 70 new composting sites along the Municipality.
He also announced that the DECOST pilot implemented in Al-Saru is the first of its kind in Jordan, combining home and community composting and creating links with urban agriculture development.
DECOST project aims to develop a new framework of waste management, building a closed-loop system of organic waste valorisation, integrating decentralised home and community composting systems with urban agriculture.
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