Greece: DECOST showcases pilots as an example of new waste logistics management models

Panagiota Saranti

Representatives of the University of Patras, project partner of the DECOST consortium, participated in the 9th International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics (CEMEPE 2022) and SECOTOX Conference that was jointly held in Mykonos island, Greece, the first week of June.

At the conference, Ms Panagiota Saranti, Civil Engineer MSc and Researcher at the University of Patras, gave a presentation called “Municipal Solid Waste Logistics by Community Composting Route Analysis”. The presentation was made during the Session “Sustainable urban planning” and showcased part of the work that University of Patras’ team has accomplished in the DECOST project.

In this presentation, Community Composters are proposed as a sustainable solution for municipal solid waste management, for these reason they developed a comparative analysis of best practices and solutions to support the identification of the most sustainable waste transport routes. Sustainable routes are identified for Community Composting monitoring and evaluation scenarios, and its evaluation, performed by simulation, is subject to environmental, energy and economic criteria.

This conference is one of the biggest international environmental science meetings organized mainly by the Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering within the Department of Civil Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the Society of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (SECOTOX). It is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge between researchers, environmentalists, and policymakers involved in current issues in environmental science, engineering, and management.