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The next generation of entrepreneurs in Morocco switches to tap water!

Following the SwitchMed feasibility study on the collection and recycling of beverage packaging in Morocco conducted by SUNOV Engineering, this young consulting company takes one step further: To prevent beverage packaging waste. SwitchMed has renewed the support by facilitating the installation of water fountains and the distribution of reusable bottles in the National School of Mines of Rabat (ENSMR).
Published on Mar 22, 2019

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The next generation of entrepreneurs in Morocco switches to tap water!

Photo taken by Pedro Fernandez

According to the beach surveys conducted by the non-profit association Zero Zbel, the most found items on Moroccan beaches are plastic bottles and lids. And the fact that the consumption of bottled beverages has increased in Morocco, this is not just a coincidence. The enhancement of waste management in the country is still challenging and many initiatives are being implemented, including the construction of waste sorting facilities to later recycle.

128.JPGHowever, it is also important to dedicate efforts to practical prevention solutions to waste. In this respect, SwitchMed supports a pilot project for the prevention of waste and marine litter consisting in the installation of 3 water fountains and the distribution of 120 reusable metal bottles. It is expected to decrease the consumption of bottled water by offering students good quality and free water. The follow up of the students’ behavior will allow finding out whether this action will have a final impact in the waste decrease.

Furthermore, awareness activities are being implemented and an event was host at the ENSMR last 2nd February 2019 to explain this project as well as other initiatives concerning marine litter and green entrepreneurship related to waste management, with the participation of the ENSMR HSE Club, the State Secretary for Sustainable Development, SUNOV Engineering, SCP/RAC, Zero Zbel and GENESIS Développement. Among the conclusions, it was emphasized that eco-design and innovation are an important field to keep on working not only to fight against marine litter but also as emerging opportunities for the students.

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