Adopt’1 spot is a participatory science program linked with the web platform ReMed Zero Plastique.
This organization sign up to clean the spot at least three times a year or twice a year for two years. This spot is most of the time related to the organization activities. For example, an area where sport club’s adherents train regularly or around a school. It may also be an area known as a waste’s accumulation area. These last ones are a massive pollution issue, and this good practice allows, through sensibilization and clean-up days, to reduce them. This program allows to centralize data on the attached platform and train adopters to an extensive characterization.

Compagnies carrying adapted solutions and being spearhead will be integrated at the end of 2021. This will allow to multiply synergies between groups of actors, around the preservation of a given spot.

Resources needed

Adopt’1 spot program is put in place via a platform. There is a need of human time to run the platform but also to promote the program (2 employees).
In respect of financial resources, the platform and the program are funded by the South Region (30k€) and the ministry of Ecologic Transition (60k€).

Evidence of success

To this day, 42 spots have been adopted at regional scale, with at least as much clean-up realized (90 at national scale).
More and more organizations are interested in this program, in particular schools that want use it as a ludic sensibilization tool.
A multimedia pedagogic kit, allowing to reinforce the program and to train to characterization and clean-up of wild wastes, in connection with educative structures is in progress.

Potential for learning or transfer

The program has first been applied at the Region SUD scale. Since the beginning of the year, it’s now developed at a national scale with the extension of the platform.
To apply it to a maximum of zones, it should be carried by an association or another organization or consortium of local organization, in link with the collaborative platform ReMed allowing management of these spots.

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Main institution
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Start Date
January 2020
End Date


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Good Practices being followed by

Michail Chalkiadakis

Region of Crete


Region of Crete


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