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Integrated and Innovative seperate collection of used cooking oils with the involvement of citizens and students

Integrated and Innovative seperate collection of used cooking oils with the involvement of citizens and students
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MUNICIPALITY OF KOZANI

Municipality of Western Macedonia which established in 2011 by the merger of pre-existing municipalities: Aiane, Demetriou Ypsilanti, Elimeias, Hellespont and Kozani, with a population of 75 400 inhabitants approximately.

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Objective Action

The objective of the initiative is the sustainable and environmentally friendly management of used cooking oils in the Municipality of Kozani, which includes the separate collection and delivery to special collectors and industries for the production of biodiesel.

 

Target Audience

Citizens and students of the Municipality of Kozani

 

Duration

2 years


Description

Used cooking oils are responsible for creating numerous problems to the municipal wastewater collection systems and to waste landfills, because of their special characteristics. One litre of used cooking oil can pollute the water used of one person for 14 years. The separate collection of this kind of waste is obligatory according to the National Plan of Waste Management and to the European and national legislation.

Until today, in the Municipality of Kozani, the separate collection of used cooking oil is made at the large restaurants, with the cooperation of the restaurant owners and private companies licensed for the collection and of used cooking oils and production of biodiesel.

In the frame of this initiative/ project  the development of an integrated and innovative separate collection system of used cooking oil, in pilot scale, is proposed for the Municipality of Kozani, is proposed. The collected cooking oil will be reused for the production of biodiesel. The following activities are recommended for implementation:

Supply and placement of two automatic collection ATM cabinets, easily accessible and used from public
Collection of cooking oils in order to be used for the production of biodiesel
Educational awareness events for pupils and students of the Municipality of Kozani

Regarding the innovation of the project, it is one of a few projects that concentrates to the entire chain of value of used cooking oil, starting from public awareness to production of biodiesel. Also, it is one of the few projects that involves public sector, private industries and research institutes.


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Impact on Society

Awareness and change of home management for 1500 homes
Awareness and change of home management for 1700 students
Collection of 2500 litres on the first year



Initiative Location

Municipality of Kozani


Working with Organization

1. Cluster of Bioenergy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CLUBE)

2. Waste Management of Western Macedonia DIADYMA S.A.

3. Green Fund by Greek Ministry for Environment


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Workers Participation

15 employs in total


Benefits for Οrganization

Cost reduction for wastewater management of 5600 kWh/ year




Connection with Global Goals







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