Benefits in a nutshell
This plant now achieves the efficient separation of solid mixed waste and can recover paper, film PE, HDPE, PP, and PET fractions in the following quantities:
- Paper @ 6.2 tons per hour (t/h)
- PE film @ 1.19 t/h
- HDPE @ 1.06 t/h
- PP @ 0.69 t/h
- PET bottles @ 0.91 t/h
The nominal capacity of the DEDISA plant has now been increased by 30 per cent, and the new optical separation processes introduced in 2015 have secured the dual goals of high-efficiency processing and an outstanding output purity. Moreover, these significant operational advantages have been gained without placing any further complex demands on the existing Chania waste collection system – green bins for MSW, and blue bins for packaging waste.
New economic opportunities and less to be landiflled
“Within the DEDISA project we have developed the new plant design from the very beginning together with TOMRA engineers. We have been already working on a number of projects in the past nine years together and the collaboration has proven again to be fruitful and successful, benefiting from both sides knowledge and expertise in the planning, construction and implementation of modern waste management plants.” said Costas Triantafyllou at Helector S.A.
Konstantinos Paterakis, the Director of MBT DEDISA said: “Thanks to our own newly upgraded sorting process, we now have a much more flexible system which enables us to process and recover a more diverse range of marketable products than before. Our modified installation has brought us new economic opportunities, and in addition, we now have much less waste which then needs to be diverted to landfill. For us, this has been an important step towards a more effective and sustainable waste management system.”