The new Regional Waste Management Plan of Attica was approved
The three main pillars of the plan
The "Study for the 3rd Revision of the Regional Waste Management Plan (PESDA) of Attica" was voted unanimously by the Executive Committee of EDSNA.
The new strategy for waste management in Attica is based on universal recycling, material recovery and reuse, and the mass diversion of biowaste from landfill, with separate collection and a decentralized network of 10-15 biowaste treatment plants.
The new plan, in order to ensure spatial justice in the distribution of the environmental effects from the operation of the processing units, envisages the creation of a network of Circular Economy Parks that will include 6 treatment units:
- The Western Park that will result from the upgrade and conversion of EMAK into a standard recycling park
- The Piraeus Park located in Schisto and will serve the Regional Unit of Piraeus
- The Northeast Park located in Grammatiko and will serve part of the Regional Unit of Eastern Attica
- The North Park that will serve the Regional Unit of the Northern Sector
- The Southeastern Park that will serve part of the Regional Unit of Eastern Attica and part of the Southern Sector of Athens
- The Central Park that will serve the Central Sector and part of the Southern Sector of Athens
From those units four are already underway (the "Green Factory" at EMAK, MEA Grammatikou) the tender for which is in progress, as well as the Units that will be built through PPP and refers to the Central Sector and Piraeus. The other two will be launched in 2022.
According to the new PESDA, the landfilling of waste at the Fili landfill ends with the completion and implementation of all the treatment projects in Attica. The new PESDA has already been posted on the website of EDSNA and there will be an extensive consultation in the next period, while after today's vote it will be forwarded immediately to RIS for an opinion in accordance with the provisions of article 55 of law 4819/2021. It will then be introduced for discussion and approval to the Attica Regional Council.