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Care to Act to Reduce the Marine Littering Reaching the Gulf of Aqaba

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Project Title:

Care to Act to Reduce the Marine Littering Reaching the Gulf of Aqaba Project

Project Duration:

1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

Partner Organizations:

This project is through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP Jordan) in Jordan in partnership with New World Initiative funded by Coca-Cola and Global Water Challenge.

Project Objectives:

To benefit from the marine littering reduction strategies as a tool to develop knowledge, interest, imagination, creativity and action skills.

Outstanding Achievements:

  •  Two Reverse Vending Machines installed and operated on the Aqaba public beach for the first time in two locations on the southern beach of Aqaba Marine Park. accepts three types of bottles (Plastic, metal, and glass).
  • Three Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) where signed with:
    • Carrefour Hypermarket – to provide a 12 months pilot incentive for the users of the machines  
    • Urbaser Company – to coordinate the picking up of Recycled items and then to distribute as necessary.
    • Green city, Urbaser and JREDS – to recycle the Plastics and metal bottles.
  • 38 awareness sessions implemented with 7000 students from Aqaba city and villages schools, Student ages where 8-16 and an average knowledge gain of 42 % was achieved.   
  • Awareness to local CBOs and Universities.  
  • 9 Beach and Diving Cleanup campaigns with a participation of 1000 student from the involved schools.  Which resulted in more than 3900KG of waste whereby 72% was plastic.
  • A “Think & Recycle” Competition, resulted in more student interaction and allowed over 280 students from 37 schools in Aqaba to create 370 recyclable educational models that could be used in their schools. 
  • Cooperated with ASEZA & Urbaser to replace the plastic bread bags with fabric healthy bags in the “NO to Plastics - Fabric bags campaign”.  as 4000 bags printed in the first phase to be distributed for the local shoppers in a campaign