A pioneering scheme that transformed the medina


It has become a reflex action for the inhabitants of this charming ancient medina in the Tunisian city of Mahdia. Each evening, for around ten years now, they have got into the regular habit of disposing of their household waste by leaving it outside their homes in bags which are then collected by municipal waste collection employees.
For years, the medina of Mahdia suffered from the lack of a regular household waste collection service. Today, thanks to a series of urban cooperation programmes funded by the European Union, waste disposal has become a reflex action for the inhabitants, and the neighbourhood has been transformed.
This is part of a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional Programme, prepared by journalists and photographers on the ground or the ENPI Info Centre . (ENPI Info Centre)
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