TITLE: Solid waste management regional planning, Region of Attica

CLIENT:Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government

DURATION:11/2002 – 3/2004

DESCRIPTION:
The aim of the study was to prepare the 2nd Design Phase for the required treatment and disposal facilities, taking into account the nominated (or sited) positions from earlier studies. The study was conducted based on JMDs 69728 and 113944 and included:

  • Inventory of current situation
  • Criteria for exclusion zones for the siting of treatment and disposal units – Development of exclusion map – Evaluation criteria for the siting of treatment and disposal facilities
  • Consideration of alternative methods for managing solid waste and choosing the best solution
  • Siting of projects
  • Transfer stations’ network
TITLE: Management plan for biodegradable municipal waste in Greece

CLIENT: Ministry of Environment

DURATION: 3/2003 – 12/2003

DESCRIPTION:
With the harmonization of Greek legislation with the 99/31 EU Directive on landfill (JMD 29407/3508), EPEM was appointed to develop the strategic plan for achieving the JMD’s objectives.

The study included:

  • Forecast of the development of the waste quantity and quality content
  • Quantification of the targets for biodegradable waste at national level for the years 2010, 2013 and 2020 and targets’ breakdown at regional level
  • Proposals for the strategy to be followed to achieve the targets. The proposals concerned:
    - Targets and proposals to reduce the amount of waste
    - Targets and proposals for recycling and reuse
    - Targets and proposals for diversion of the biodegradable waste from landfill and waste treatment
    - Measures to reduce the amount of biodegradable fraction led to ladfills
    - Proposals for the strengthening of official structures (management bodies, prefectures etc)
    - Proposals for monitoring the system’s progress
  • Proposals for the necessary works and measures by region and timing to achieve the targets at regional level
  • Estimation of investment costs

TITLE: Thematic study: Environment

CLIENT: Ministry of Economy and Finance

DURATION: 9/2005 – 04/2006

DESCRIPTION:
In the framework of the negotiations of the Greek government with the EU for the programming period 2007-2013, the following should have been submitted:

  • The Development Plan 2007-2013, a programmatic document that would reflect the overall development strategy of the country (national and co-financed part)
  • The text of the National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013 (as required by the new regulation of the EU structural funds) referring to the co-financed part of the Development Plan, which should be submitted to the EU for negotiations

The study aimed at:

  • Providing a scientifically documented basis for formulating a long-term development vision and to explore - outline the key national priorities and options in the environmental field (EPEM was responsible for the solid waste management sector)
  • Providing a key input into the process of national development planning for the period 2007-2013 and the National Strategic Reference Framework to be submitted by the country to negotiate and co-financing by the EU in early 2006
  • Establishing a framework and guidelines to support the government in policy formulation and decision-making
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CLIMATE CHANGE

EPEM is systematically engaged in the field of climate change. We have the expertise and experience to ensure both environmental protection and minimization of the implementation costs for the industry concerning either the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gases or the development of CDM & JI projects. Our provided services include:

 

>  Climate change mitigation
>  Integrated management of emissions trading
>  Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
>  Development of JI & CDM projects
>  Development of quality assurance model for GHG monitoring and reporting
>  Information and training
>  Research and development
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CONTROL NEUTRAL BROCHURE (pdf)

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QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

The quality of the environment, the management and protection of natural resources and the formulation
of strategy for sustainable environmental, social and economic development consist of important activities
for EPEM. Our provided services include:

>  Consulting services on environmental management and sustainable development
>  Development action plans and management of natural resources
>  Management of environmental information
>  Development of environmental indicators - Environmental assessment
>  Preparation / evaluation of environmental projects and programs
>  Environmental Impact Assessment studies
>  Design and implementation of environmental awareness programs for public bodies
>  Legal support
>  Capacity Building (tools development, knowledge transfer)

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR INDUSTRIES

Environmental Management and Sustainable Development for Industries consist of important activities for EPEM. Our services are designed to meet the growing requirements of legislation and the demands of our industrial clients for technology transfer. They include:

>  Environmental Impact Assessment studies
>  Management of industrial waste
>  Emissions trading
>  Cleaner production - Introduction of Best Available Techniques (IPPC Directive)
>  Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14000, EMAS)
>  Life cycle assessment (LCA) - Eco-label
>  Health and safety
>  Risks assessment and technological accidents (SEVEZO)
>  Environmental pollution control - Due diligence audits
>  Environmental training in industries

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WATER RESOURCES AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

EPEM implements a wide range of projects related to Water Resources and Wastewater Management.
Our provided services include:

>  Wastewater and water management plans
>  Support in wastewater management projects' tendering / PPPs
>  Design, construction and operation of WWTP
>  Sewage, water and wastewater treatment studies
>  Technical consulting for project implementation and management
>  Specialized support services to agencies / bodies for registration, evaluation and organization of the operation of environmental infrastructure
>  Training in wastewater management, operation and maintenance of biological treatment plants,
legislation etc.

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SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

Solid Waste Management (SWM) consists EPEM’s primary activity. Our provided services include:

> Management plans / Strategic planning
> Special – big events waste management (e.g. Olympic Games)
> Support in SWM projects’ tendering / PPPs
> Planning, construction and operation of SWM facilities
> Technical assistance for projects and management bodies
> Recycling / recovery of solid waste
> Business plans - cleansing / collection organization
> Management of hazardous and special waste
> Preliminary studies / Environmental Impact Assessment studies
> Monitoring of solid waste treatment and disposal facilities
> Technical consulting / Project management
> Training in SWM

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Indicative Solid and Hazardous Waste Management projects include:

MANAGEMENT PLANS – STRATEGIC PLANNING
Solid waste strategy
National plan for biodegradable waste
SWM regional planning, Attica Region
Update of SWM regional planning, Region of Central Macedonia

SPECIAL – BIG EVENTS WASTE MANAGEMENT
Master plan for cleaning and waste management for the Olympic Games, Athens 2004

Solid Waste Management During Major Sports Events

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
EU LIFE+2009: WASTE-C-CONTROL

WASTE PREVENTION
EU LIFE+2010: WASP TOOL

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TREATMENT STUDIES
Solid waste treatment and utilization, Prefecture of Thessaloniki

Mechanical separation and composting, Achaia Prefecture

Mechanical treatment of waste, Region of Central Macedonia

Mechanical separation, composting and landfill, Chania, Crete

 

SANITARY LANDFILLS


Final Study: the landfill of Skyros

Final Study: the landfill of Arta

EIA for a contaminated soil landfill, Lavrion

Preliminary study: the landfill of NW Thessaloniki

Operation plan: the landfill of NW Kefalonia

REHABILITATIONS


Detailed design: Restoration of the Tagarades landfill, Prefecture of Thessaloniki

Final study: rehabilitation of the Kilkis dump site

Preliminary study and tender documents: rehabilitation of the Pera Galinon dump site, Prefecture of Iraklion, Crete

Rehabilitation of the Dourouti dump site, Prefecture of Ioannina

TECHNICAL CONSULTING

Technical consultant for the Region of Thessalia

Technical consultant for the Imathia Prefecture

ESTABLISHMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT BODIES

Waste management body, Prefecture of Achaia

Waste management body, Prefecture of Chalkidiki

HAZARDOUS AND SPECIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste lube oils

e-waste

 

 

EPEM's staff is specialized in all kinds of environmental issues, is competent in managing multi-dimensional projects and is flexible in responding to sudden needs and pressure.

The continuous training and the quest for new techniques and skills, but also the strong orientation towards satisfying our customers needs, form a creative human network that is capable to respond to all problems.

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EPEM is located in a privately ownedand newly refurbished building in the center of Athens.

141 Β Acharnon Str.
104 46 Athens, Greece


Tel:+30-210 8627 598

Fax: +30-210 8627 189

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