Photo story: turning waste into money, while protecting nature

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The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre has released a photo story –“Turning waste into money “ highlighting the achievements of a cross-border cooperation project in Jordan.

The 1.32-minute video talks about the challenge of minimising the environmental impact of olive oil mill wastewater in the Mediterranean region – the biggest world’s olive oil producer.

The Mediterranean accounts for 97% of olive oil production, that is a well known fact! What is less well-known is that for the estimated two million tons of olive oil produced annually, some nine million tons of waste is generated. Given the potential environmental harm that this can cause, scientists across the region are putting their minds together to discover the perfect method of minimising the environmental impact of olive oil mill wastewater, generating bio-products for commercial use in the process.

To find an answer, the MEDOLICO Project – funded by the EU through its Mediterranean Cross Border Cooperation programme – convinced the Jordan University of Science and Technology to act as a testing ground.

The photo story is based on a feature article published by the Info Centre.

It was put together using photos taken for the Info Centre, illustrating the activities of the project, with music and background information. The photos are also available in a special Photo gallery on the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre website.

Source enpi-info

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