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Greek Teen’s Art Installation Spotlights Our Addiction to Plastic

Young people around the world are joining forces and making an effort to combat the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. The international movement Fridays for Future climate strikes have inspired students around the globe to protest on behalf of the...

Life-Jacket Graveyard on Greece's Lesvos "Poses Environmental Threat"

Local authorities on Lesvos issued a warning on Thursday about the  environmental hazard of thousands of abandoned life jackets used by illegal migrants crossing into Greece from Turkey. In a letter sent to the Ministry of Citizen Protection and other...

Greek Island Strives to be First to Ban Disposable Plastic (video)

The tiny island of Donousa in the central Aegean Sea is striving to become the first Greek island completely free of disposable plastics by way of a series of awareness-raising actions which begin on Friday. Under an initiative called "Sea...

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...

Plastics Pollution Choking Greek Mediterranean: Report

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo As Greeks try to cut the amount of plastic clogging up their seas and environment, a new report released on Friday -- World Oceans Day -- claims the Mediterranean has the highest levels of plastics pollution in the world. The research...

Young Greeks' Coffee-Cup Campaign Tackles Plastic Trash

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Greeks love their daily coffee, so much so that they go through an estimated 300 million plastic takeaway cups of the stuff every year. Sadly, this is taking a punishing toll on the environment, as the vast majority of...

30 Kilos of Plastic Found in Stomach of Beached Whale in Santorini (photos)

More than 30 kilograms of plastic material has been discovered in the stomach of the dead whale that was washed ashore at a remote beach on the Greek island of Santorini last week. Scientists conducting a post-mortem examination said the...