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Parliamentary questions
22 June 2018
E-002394/2018
Answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the Commission

1. Solid Recovered Fuel obtained from non-recyclable waste can be a suitable waste management treatment to produce feedstock for waste-to-energy processes such as co-incineration in combustion plants and cement kilns. Its use replaces the burning of fossil fuels. In line with the waste hierarchy, this treatment should contribute to reduce the excessive landfill rate in Greece and to recover the energy embedded in non-recyclable waste. It is the responsibility of the competent authorites to ensure that only non-recyclable waste is subject to Solid Recovered Fuel treatment.

2 & 3. The Managing Authority of the Regional Operational Programme of ‘Thessaly 2014-2020’ published in September 2017 a call for proposals for the construction of Solid Waste Management (SWM) plants in the region. The Municipality of Volos submitted a proposal which is currently at the stage of evaluation by the Managing Authority of the regional programme ‘Thessaly’; the project proposal foresees Solid Recovered Fuel production for further disposal by the future operator of the plant. The EU co-financing source for such plants is the Cohesion Fund.

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