The regional waste management plan of the Region of Thessaly is currently under revision and a consultation with the local waste management authorities is ongoing. The revision has been implemented by EPTA S.A. according to the provisions of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98 and the Law 4042/2012 “on the protection of the environment through Criminal Law – Compliance with Directive 2008/99/EC”. The new strategy considers waste prevention measures, as well as separate collection of recyclable materials and bio-waste. The revision is essential in view of the new programming period 2014-2020.
The waste management plan includes a network of green points for the separate collection of recyclable waste streams, bio-waste treatment facilities (composting and/or anaerobic digestion), the construction of MSW treatment plants and measures for the management of sewage sludge and C&D waste. With the proposed measures and infrastructure all legislative targets are achieved.