Technical waste

Technical waste

With a view to ensure the rational disposal of used materials (and their potential reuse), we have in place a program for the alternative management of the used materials, equipment, etc. stored in the Central Warehouse of OTE in Parnitha. In 2010, an amount of 1,257 t of used materials was forwarded to authorized management entities. It is noted that the trend of the quantities forwarded depends on the lifetime of the associated equipment.

Technical waste management

Category description Management method Quantities 2008 Quantities 2009 Quantities 2010
Iron and steel Disposal by ELVAN 224,110 kg 305,190 kg 368,039 kg
Metals (including alloys) Disposal by ELVAN 21,524 kg 14,935 kg 600 kg
Copper, bronze, brass Disposal by ELVAN 875 kg 342 kg 176 kg
Aluminium Disposal by ELVAN 12,708 kg 11,740 kg 10,751 kg
Lead Disposal by ELVAN 1,582 kg 1,784 kg 937 kg
Pewter Disposal by ELVAN 4,819 kg 892 kg  
Mixed metals Disposal by ELVAN 4,065 kg 13,851 kg 102,888 kg
Cables (except for those in 17 04 10) Disposal by ELVAN 931,323 kg 880,393 kg 774,055 kg

In addition, 53 t of waste timber and 2,690 kg of empty plastic containers of electrolyte were forwarded to “GENERAL PAPER RECYCLING REAL ESTATE & HOTEL CO. S.A.” and “NEILOS TECHNICAL TRADE Ltd” respectively.