The Greek Goddess Gaia and Her Connection to Earth Day
Today, April 22, Earth Day is celebrated once again as over one billion people help the Earth recover from the ravages of industrialization.
E-Waste: Five Billion Phones to Be Thrown Away in 2022
In the past two months, Apple, Google, and Samsung have all launched their newest devices with the hope of getting consumers to upgrade ahead of the winter holidays. However, the companies and their clients may also be adding to...
Greece’s Tilos Island Becomes Global Leader in Recycling
Greece's Tilos island is the island with the greatest recycling rate globally due to a program introduced in December 2021 by a private company. The program plans to turn Tilos into the first green island globally with zero household trash,...
Greece’s Astypalaia Island Turns “Green” with Fleet of Electric Cars
Greece's Astypalaia received the first shipment of electric cars this week through a program to make it the first “smart” island that runs almost entirely on green energy. The delivery is part of the “Smart and Sustainable Island” program, a...
“OceanHero” Funds Marine Cleanups Through Use of Search Engine
OceanHero is an organization that funds ocean-bound plastic recovery, recycling infrastructure development, and the technology to transform waste products into new goods -- all by the simple use of a search engine. OceanHero founder Marvin Burman, from Germany, describes himself...
Greece Ranks Last in EU in Waste Management, Recycling
Greece and Malta rank at the bottom among European Union Member States in waste management and recycling, according to data provided by the Technical Chamber of Greece. According to estimates by industry experts, 80 percent of garbage goes to landfills,...
Most Greeks Recycle Household Waste Says Survey
More than nine in ten Greeks recycle part of household waste, according to survey results released Wednesday, with nearly all respondents supporting that recycling is an important priority for them. The survey, conducted by ALCO on a sample of 1,000...
Greeks Use 250-350 Plastic Bags Each per Year
An average Greek is adding to the overall pollution by using 250-350 plastic shopping bags each year, leading authorities to a new measure that forces super markets to start charging for them, as of January 1st, 2018. The measure is...
Despite Millions of Euros in Fines, Recycled Greek Household Waste Is Well Below EU Average
Even after having to pay out tens of millions of euros every six months worth of EU fines back in 2014, Greece still can't seem to get it together when it comes to recycling. Last September Greece was once again...
58% of Greeks Recycle on a Daily Basis
A survey conducted by Public Issue on behalf of WWF Hellas showed that the number of Greeks who recycle at least once per month has increased by almost 50% during the last seven years. However, most Greek household waste is...
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