The study focuses on growth opportunities in 5 major ‘production sectors’ which are already of prime importance to the Greek economy and on 8 ‘rising stars’, i. e. new sectors where present activity is still small but where significant potential can be expected. In this post, I will focus on the ‘rising star’ of waste management (page 68 in the executive summary).
Production Sector – Waste Management
GTYA is very brief on this issue. Essentially, they are saying the following:
* Greece relies primarily on landfill to manage its municipal waste (80% in Greece; 40% average in EU; 10% in some EU-coutries)
* moving away from landfilling and introducing higher value-adding waste management methods (e. g. incineration, recycling, composting) would have significant environmental and financial benefits for the country
* Greece should introduce incineration, increase the rate of recycling/composting and recover more energy from waste