On July 24, we celebrated a networking event in Bullas between LIFE SARMIENTO and the SwitcMed Project developed in Lebanon.
The objective of the project is to demonstrate the technical, environmental, social and economic feasibility of the composting of exclusively organic waste generated by wine companies and wineries in the Beqaa Valley (Lebanon). Within the framework of the project, a pilot activity for the composting of residues produced during the pressing of the grapes (grape pomace) is currently being carried out.
The project is being carried out by the Center for Regional Activity for Sustainable Consumption and Production based in Barcelona and the Center for Nature Conservation of the American University of Beirut (AUB-NCC) in Lebanon.
The initiative presents the possibility of becoming a point of reference to be reproduced and replicated in other regions of Lebanon, as well as in other states of the Mediterranean water-basin: a model of circular and ecological economy that is able to use resources efficiently and to involve and to train local wine companies using the best available techniques in accordance with the objectives of the national and regional plans.
During the day, knowledge and experiences on the activities developed by both projects were exchanged, the vineyard plots of DO Bullas were visited, as well as the place where the vines were transformed, where the composting process was explained in detail.