In context with the dissemination actions of the LIFE+ Project ATHENS-BIOWASTE, the Directorate of Waste Management and Recycling of the Municipality of Athens conducted a workshop on cartoon and animation. The workshop took place at the 87th Primary School of Athens in Gazi Pilot Area on 9th April 2014. Pupils of the 4th, 5th and 6th class of Primary School as well as the educational staff of the school attended the workshop.
As part of the dissemination campaign of the LIFE+ project ATHENS-BIOWASTE, the Directorate of Waste Management and Recycling of the Municipality of Athens conducted a workshop on cartoon and animation at the 87th Primary School of Athens in Gazi Pilot Area on 9th April 2014. Pupils of the 4th, 5th and 6th class of the Primary School as well as the educational staff of the school attended the workshop.
We inform you that from Monday 31st March 2014, the initiative for the separate collection and composting of food waste within the LIFE+ project ATHENS-BIOWASTE was extended for the second time in Kypriadou Pilot Area within the Municipality of Athens.
Informative notes were placed on apartment buildings in region C (see attached map, where A and B are the pilot areas of Kypriadou in which the program has already been implemented). The informative kiosk for residents has been set up in the Chalepas Papaloukas square, among the streets Chalepas, Markora and Mitsaki. Large brown outdoor bins were placed on Tuesday 1st April in area C.
In general, it can be supported that the activities of the ATHENS-BIOWASTE project have been implemented with significant success and the impact of the project is considered high for Greece and generally all EU members with poor biowaste separate collection. Its high innovation and demonstration value at national level can be justified as following:
The first pilot and up to now the sole biowaste separate collection system was planned and implemented by two Municipalities.
EDSNA, the waste management authority of the Region of Attika, accepted for the first time, source separated biowaste. For this reason, EDSNA adjusted its composting plant so as to further accept biowaste from different Municipalities in Attika Region. This is of great importance as no other infrastructure is available at the moment.
Compost quality analysis (from source separated biowaste) took place for the first time in Greece, allowing better planning and design of future composting plants.
Awareness on biowaste source separation took place for the first time in Greece disseminating new terms to public such as biowaste, composting, etc.
All project results and deliverables have been widely disseminated throughout the project via the website, social media, conferences, etc. and have approached a large number of stakeholders.
Above all, it boosted separate collection of biowaste, as it provided the reference point for Greek stakeholders. It shall be noted that separate collection and composting of biowaste will be one of the core priorities for funding under the national structural funds.
At international level, Athens Biowaste has already been acknowledged in the framework of the international conference taken place in June 2014 with more than 800 participants worldwide. The Athens Biowaste model is its main innovation and demonstration value as it can be applied worldwide, allowing local authorities to evaluate biowaste separate collection and treatment schemes starting from scratch.
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