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The steps that the Municipalities have to follow in order to develop and implement separate at source schemes for biowaste with success are described in the integrated Guide that the ATHENS-BIOWASTE working team has prepared.
The Guide includes the step by step guiding instructions and practical advice about how a Municipality can design, install, implement and monitor a separation at source scheme (in combination with information campaign).
Dr. Konstantinos Moustakas made the presentation with title “Management of biowaste – Case studies” on Saturday 12th July 2014 in Naxos at the 16th Scientific Conference in Naxos entitled: “Environment and Energy”.
Visit and information session for the Agricultural Cooperative of Flower Production of Attica that participates in the LIFE+ ATHENS-BIOWASTE, providing flower residues!
After being informed that at the Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) facility of EDSNA some quantities of flowers of the Agricultural Cooperative of Flower Production of Attica are discharged into the brown bins with their packaging material (cellophane), the ATHENS-BIOWASTE project team visited the area on 11th July 2014, informed the employees and distributed an informative notice. Over the next few days, there was a significant improvement of the sorted biowaste.
See photos here.
In the Municipality of Athens the separate collection of biowaste and their treatment by composting is expanded, involving Units of the Armed Forces!
On July 7, 2014 the sorting of biowaste began in the kitchen facilities of two (2) major military hospitals i.e.401 GNSA and Athens Hospital of the Hellenic Navy. Subsequently, on July 8, 2014 the sorting of biowaste started in the kitchen facilities of the Air Force General Staff (GEA) and the Hellenic Navy General Staff (GEN).
This means that all daily food scraps (cooked or raw) from the kitchen facilities of these units will be collected in brown bins in order to be led for composting.
The ATHENS-BIOWASTE team aims at continuously expanding the initiative of separate collection of biowaste, while the Department of Sanitation – Recycling of Athens Municipality will seek to extend the European Programme LIFE + Athens-Biowaste in the entire municipality.
See related photos here.