Single-use Plastics Banned in Cyprus
Cyprus is taking an important step towards sustainability by banning single-use plastics, according to a law that is set to come into effect on October 1st. As a result, products such as plastic cotton swabs, cutlery, and plates among other...
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,...
‘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.
Two Workers Killed by Fumes in Waste Treatment Shaft in Lakonia; Two Injured
Two workers were killed and two were injured during work inside a biological waste treatment shaft in the town of Skala, Lakonia, on Tuesday. According to initial reports on the circumstances surrounding the incident, a 51-year-old Bulgarian national was cleaning...
EU Commission Refers Greece to the Court of Justice Over Illegal Landfill
The European Commission is referring Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU over poor waste management on the Greek island of Corfu. The Commission's concerns relates to the Temploni landfill which has been operating in breach of...
Bird Mating Pairs Triple at Axios Delta National Park, Greece
The number of mating pairs of birds that chose the Axios Delta National Park to build their nests has tripled in the last year, according to figures presented by scientists on Monday. Speaking at a conference on the 12 years...
Cyprus' Solid Waste one of Highest in the EU
Cyprus is one of the EU countries with the highest production of solid waste per citizen. It was announced at an event in Nicosia on “The contribution of immigrants from EU countries in the achievement of a viable waste management in Cyprus:...
EU Court Slaps Greece with 10-million-euro Fine Over Landfills
The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ordered Greece to pay financial penalties for failing to comply with a 2005 judgment, establishing its failure to fulfill obligations under the "Waste Directive." In addition to a lump sum of 10 million...
NGO: "Greek Government Puts Turtles, and Zakynthos at Risk"
The recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) to condemn Greece for the operation of a landfill within the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, did not come as a surprise, notes the Mediterranean Association...
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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