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Leonardo DiCaprio Shares Video of Andros Island Plastics Cleanup

Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted on the Greek island of Paros last week, enjoying all the delights that the idyllic destination has to offer during his summer vacation. But the actor, long known for his environmental activism, took an opportunity...

Use of Plastic Bags in Greek Supermarkets Down 80%

The use of plastic bags in supermarkets in Greece dropped 80 percent in 2018 since stores no longer give them away for free, according to a recent survey by the the Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods (IELKA). The environmental...

EU Will Ban Disposable Plastic Products

The European Union reached an interim agreement on Wednesday to ban disposable plastic products such as drinking straws, plates and cups. The agreement was made between the presidency of the European Council and the European Parliament, which initiated the project. Elisabeth...

EU Votes to Outlaw 10 Single-Use Plastics

EU lawmakers voted 571 to 53 to enact a total ban on 10 single-use plastic items, including straws, coffee stirrers, and cutlery. This vote adds to a growing effort on the part of EU member states to address the issue...

Drones Detect Plastic Waste in Greek Seas

University of the Aegean kgiyvbk researchers conducted a successful experiment detecting plastic waste in the sea of Lesvos with the use of drones. The Marine Remote Sensing Group experiment was carried out at the Tsamakia beach of Mytilene. Its aim was...