The LIFE+ reclaim project has begun! The Project has officially started since July 2013, and it is expected to last 3 years. This first few months have passed quickly and our team has been kept very busy in the attempt to organise everything and achieve the agreed goals.
The actual objective of the Project is to mine parts of a landfill in northern Greece and separate useful materials, producing suitable products (concentrates), both ferrous and non-ferrous. The processing of the waste will be conducted by a temporary pilot unit which will be build inside the landfill. At the same time, public awareness activities will take place about waste post-disposal processing and its benefits, such as the potential recovery of valuable resources and site rehabilitation.
Last October, we were happy to participate at the official Kick off meeting of the LIFE+ projects 2012. It was a good opportunity to meet the members of the Monitoring Team of LIFE+ and listen to their advice on the communication strategies, financial management and milestone deadlines of the project.
Also, the new Life reclaim website was launched! We are all proud for this first attempt for disseminating our project results. On it you will find some more details about the specifics of the project, the partners, as well as the latest news. You will find it at www.reclaim.gr. Stay tuned!
Meet the Beneficiaries!
The LIFE+ reclaim project is coordinated by ENVECO S.A. and the Associated Beneficiaries are HELECTOR S.A., the Municipality of Polygyros and the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
ENVECO S.A. is active in the field of providing specialized environmental consultancy services. The fields of its activity are in line with the EU and international market demands and the specialized experience of the company’s staff. In particular, the fields of activity of ENVECO S.A. include:
Water, Air and Natural Environment Management
Management of Environmental and Natural Resources
Management of Environmental Projects
Environmental Policy and Economics
Management of Liquid, Solid and Hazardous Waste
HELECTOR S.A. specializes in the field of waste management and waste to energy applications. HELECTOR is active and experienced in every part of the whole waste treatment chain, from reception to disposal and site rehabilitation. Its activities focus on the most valuable pieces, like recycling, treatment and disposal with many references in design, construction and operation of such facilities. By implementing its high level technological portfolio, the company aims at improving the environmental effects of wastes, by reducing the waste volume disposed in landfills, reducing the emissions and the greenhouse effect, preventing the pollution of water resources and recovering energy and materials out of wastes.
The Municipality of Polygyros (MoP) is a public body responsible for the administration of an area equal to 951km2, with a population of 22048. MoP lays under the administration of the Region of Western Macedonia, which has been established under the recent framework “New Architecture of the Self-government and of decentralised Administration” (2010). The main administrative instruments are the Municipality Council and the Mayor. The administration is responsible for various services to citizens, including: Potable water, Waste management, Education & schools, Culture – Tourism, Local economic development, Social welfare, Technical infrastructure construction-operation-maintenance, Public order, e-government, etc.
The National Technical University of Athens - NTUA, founded in 1836, is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology. In the last five years more that 1500 research projects have been assigned to NTUA by public organizations, private enterprises, as well as by EC programmes. The NTUA participates through two Laboratories of the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, namely the Laboratory of Mining and Environmental Technology (LMET) and the Laboratory of Mineral Processing (LMiPr).
The Project’s official Kick-off Meeting was held at the offices of ENVECO S.A., on the 18/10/2013.
Keep in touch!
The Reclaim Team.
Issue No 1 | Mar 2014
The Polygyros Landfill, location of the LIFE reclaim project
Kick-off Meeting, ENVECO S.A. offices