Save the Date: International Conference
Our Project Team is currently organising the next big event of the LIFE reclaim project. The Athens 2015 International Landfill Mining Conference is a two-day event and will be held on 24-25 of September 2015, at the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, in Athens, Greece. Its purpose is to inform the Scientific Community as well as both Private and Public bodies about the alternative proposal of reclaiming useful materials, land and energy from waste disposal sites through their mining and appropriate treatment and present the state-of-the-art technologies in the field.
As part of the conference, presentations by experts in the fields of mining and waste management will take place, analysing the technical and environmental aspects of the method and its applicability to the Greek and European space. The language of the conference will be English.
For more information about the Conference and instructions for the submission of abstracts, you may visit the Conference website (in English). Please follow the link to register online, as positions are limited!
Progress of the Landfill Mining activities
As the LIFE reclaim project progresses, preparations for the installation of the landfill mining pilot Demonstration Unit have started on the Polygyros Landfill. The Project Team is currently planning all the next stages in order for the Unit to be operational in the beginning of May 2015, including:
Landscaping works for the preparation of the area of the Demonstration Unit
Installation of liner on the area to prevent leachate leaks
Planning for the day-to-day activities during the operation of the Unit
Installation of all the equipment of the Demonstration Unit
Training of the personnel involved
Stay tuned for more photos and videos from the installation works!
Finally, we wish you all the best for this Easter! May you have health and happiness with your loved ones this holiday season.
Issue No 8 | Apr 2015
Athens 2015 International Mining Conference Website
Proposed location of the Polygyros Landfill mining and processing areas, with respect to the ongoing landfilling operations (source: Technical Report for the development plan - Action B2)
Proposed location of the Polygyros Landfill mining and area (source: Technical Report for the development plan - Action B2)