Organization of a study tour to optimize the management of chemical products and waste in the framework of an exchange of expertise in Germany

Detailed description of project:

The National Agency for Waste Management (ANGed) organized a study tour to Germany to exchange expertise on the optimal management of chemical products and waste so that participants could learn from two countries, in which appropriate institutional, regulatory, technical and cost recovery frameworks are in place.
The mission was carried out by a group of twelve participants made up of senior Tunisian State officials, representing the steering committee and the project management unit. The mission lasted seven days.

The objectives of the mission were:

  • To strengthen national expertise in the management of chemical products and waste;
  • To share experiences and to reflect on new management technologies;
  • To become familiarised with the methods employed for packaging, storing, transporting and treating chemical waste from public and private health care facilities in both countries.

The delegation had the opportunity to visit three hospitals and three waste management facilities.

In the hospitals, sorting, collection, transport and storage of waste were studied while the visits at the waste management facilities focused on the treatment of infectious, anatomical, cytostatic, radioactive, chemical and non-hazardous waste.

Training was conducted on the management and disposal of health care and hazardous waste emanating from health activities in clinics and treatment facilities.

Type of services provided:

Organization of the Study Tour programme and communication with the health centers and facilities in question:

  • Luisen hospital Clinic in Aachen, University Clinic in Aachen, University Clinic in Bonn;
  • CURRENTA hazardous waste incineration facility in Leverkusen;
  • Waste incineration plant in Cologne;
  • REMONDIS hazardous waste treatment plant in Lunen.

Organization of logistics (flights, accommodation, transport in Germany);

Study Tour report

Contract value: 29,500 €