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‘All for Blue’ Environmental Group Keeps Greek Seas Blue

The environmental group All for Blue, active for 10 years, has removed 32 tons of waste from the Greek islands since 2018.

Greece Bans Plastic in Public Sector

Greece will ban plastic in the public sector as of February 1, Natural Environment and Waters Secretary Constantine Aravossis announced.

Greek Climate Activist Named Europe’s "Young Champion of the Earth" by UN

Lefteris Arapakis, a 26-year old Greek climate activist and entrepreneur, was named "Young Champion of the Earth" for Europe by the United Nations on December 11. A graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business, in 2017 Arapakis co-founded...

Greece Vows to Wage War Against Plastic Pollution

The Greek government announced a campaign on Wednesday to tackle pollution from plastics, and promised to completely ban single-use plastics by June of 2021. "Thirty-nine tons of plastic waste end up in the sea in Greece (every day) and a...

Drones, Satellites Help Greek Researchers Tackle Plastic Pollution

Researchers from the University of the Aegean have developed an innovative experiment off the coast of Lesvos to tackle one of the biggest environmental challenges: the fight against plastic pollution. The team has developed a system that can search, find...