Ministry to consider garbage as an alternative power source
The Ministry of the Environment is paving the way for burning garbage to generate electricity. Sources point to significant interest in such plans from the Public Power Authority, particularly its power plant in Lavrio, southeastern Attica.
Given the interest of PPC and other market players, the ministry estimates that it will not be necessary to build the necessary plant itself, but the scheme will reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills by 10%. It also helps us achieve our goal of reducing of total.
“We will only work with the private sector to proceed with construction if the market does not work out,” Manolis Grafakos, general secretary of waste management, said at a meeting on Wednesday.
However, given that the country’s sorting plants have a recyclable recovery rate of less than 15%, the waste that ends up in the new unit will inevitably be mixed and contain materials such as plastic.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1197017/ministry-eyeing-trash-as-alternative-electricity-source/ Ministry to consider garbage as an alternative power source