The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has signed a 3-year cooperation agreement in Bonifacio, in the south of Corsica, as part of a programme to help the NGO SMILO – the Small Islands Organisation.
This new accord dated February 1 will support five small Mediterranean islands: green waste for Levant island (France), fishing waste in Kerkennah (Tunisia), waste generated by tourists for Lavezzi island (France), military waste in Sazani island (Albania) and waste related to recreational boating in Tavolara (Italy).
The lengthily entitled project “Sustainable and Innovative Management of Waste in Small Mediterranean Island Territories under the SMILO Sustainable Islands Label” is part of an international initiative for sustainable islands, launched in 2014 by the Conservatoire du Littoral to promote a better balance between human development and island preservation by supporting the implementation of waste management practices. The Bonifacio initiative is now part of it.
The Foundation is already active with BeMed on the theme of plastics in the Mediterranean and has made a consistent commitment to support the project.
In Bonifacio, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation presented the BeMed initiative and some collaborative approaches with SMILO were initiated during a technical workshop.