An international workshop on the topic of “Zero Waste Islands” is organized by the Network of Sustainable Greek Islands (DAFNI) in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy, in the framework of the project LIFE-IP CEI-Greece, titled: “Circular Economy Implementation in Greece” (LIFE18 IPE/GR/000013), on Tuesday 4 April 2023, 12.00-14.45 (local Greek time, GMT+2).

The form of the workshop is fully digital, the language is English, with simultaneous interpretation in Greek, and the attendance is free of charge for the registered participants.

During this workshop, the potential of islands to become areas for the implementation of zero waste strategies will be explored, taking into account their particular geographical, economic and social challenges and capacities.

The intense seasonality of economic activities in the island area, given their focus on tourism, combined with increased transport costs, the inability to develop economies of scale but also often the conflict of land uses and the inability to sitting critical infrastructure, are some of the aspects that make waste management on the islands a great challenge and increase the pressures on sensitive and unique island ecosystems.

The aim of this workshop is both to inspire island municipalities to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of waste management services, enabling their gradual transition to sustainable and circular communities, and to exchange good practices at European level.

You can register here in order to attend the workshop, free of charge.

View here the full agenda of the event.

Find out more information, in the press release here.