ECONEWS 24/2/2014

The LIFE+ ATHENS-BIOWASTE project refers to the separate collection of food waste in two Municipalities in the Attica Region (City of Athens and Kifissia Municipality). The video refers to the implementation of the initiative within the City of Athens in Kypriadou and Gazi. The first results are encouraging. The ATHENS-BIOWASTE project is coordinated by the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology of the National Technical University of Athens and more information is available at: www.biowaste.gr & www.facebook.com/athensbiowaste. Continue reading

The initiative of the separate collection of food waste has been expanded in the Kypriadou Pilot Area within the Municipality of Athens

The ATHENS-BIOWASTE working team would like to inform you that the initiative of the separate collection of food waste has been expanded in Kypriadou Pilot Area within the Municipality of Athens since 24th February, 2014. For this reason, notices have already been placed on buildings and companies of retail store sanitation in the area B (please find the attached map, where the marked area A on the map is one of the areas that the food waste separate collection is already implemented). An information kiosk has also been set at Papadiamanti square. Large brown bins have been placed on the streets since 25th February.

Informing pupils about separation at source and composting of food waste

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 139th Primary School of Athens in Kypriadou Pilot Area on 31st January 2014. Pupils of the 5th and 6th class of Primary School as well as the educational staff of the school attended the workshop.

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Placement of 3 brown bins (1.100lt capacity) for the collection of biowaste in the streets of Kipriadou

Following the placement of 34 brown bins (660lt capacity) for the collection of biowaste in the streets of Kipriadou which took place on October 2nd, 2013,  3 additional brown bins (1.100lt capacity) were placed on December 4th,, 2013 for the collection of biowaste. It is noted that the bucket of 660lt opens using two small openings on the lid, while the bucket of 1.100lt opens by lifting the lid. Therefore, the implementation of the program for the separate collection and composting of leftovers from restaurants / cafés is continued. Companies of retail food store sanitation were alerted and informed again by the note of the relevant Department of Sanitation & Recycling of the Municipality of Athens.

Click here to view photos from the placement of 3 three brown bins (1.100lt capacity) for the collection of biowaste in the streets of Kipriadou.