The National Technical University of Athens in collaboration with the Association of Municipalities in the Attica Region – Solid Waste Management, the City of Athens, the Municipality of Kifissia, EPTA SA and the European Compost Network is organising the ATHENS 2014 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, under the auspices of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU. The ATHENS2014 Conference focuses mainly on biowaste. It aims to stimulate the interest of scientists and citizens and inform them about the latest developments in the field of municipal solid waste management. Biological Treatment (composting & anaerobic digestion), the treatment at central facilities, waste prevention & separation at source with emphasis on biowaste also constitute priority subjects of the conference agenda. Special attention is drawn on compost and its quality, as well as recycling. A special workshop will focus on biowaste management from Local Authorities & Municipalities.
Last but not least, the Conference is intended to further promote the European Commission efforts for effective waste management and is the financed by the LIFE+ ATHENS-BIOWASTE project (LIFE10 ENV/GR/000605) (www.biowaste.gr; www.facebook.com/athensbiowaste) dealing with the separate collection and composting of biowaste in Athens and Kifissia.