Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEEN)

The Hellenic Ministry of the Environment and Energy (MEEN) works to achieve the protection of the natural environment and resources, the improvement of quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation and national urban revival and planning, in line with the principles of sustainable development.

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Hellenic Recycling Agency (HRA)

The Hellenic Recycling Agency (HRA/EOAN) constitutes a public interest nonprofit independent entity, with full administrative and financial autonomy, supervised by the Ministry of Environment and Energy. Its main objective is the planning of the policy and the implementation of the legislation for..

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Green Fund (GRFU)

The Green Fund (GRFU) is a Public Legal Entity, associated to the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEEN). The establishment of GRFU (Law 3889/2010) allows a wide distribution of funds (coming from environmental taxes, fees for environmental damage, auctioning of EU ETS allowances etc.) to targeted environmental conservation programs.

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Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency (NECCA)

The Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency (NECCA) is an independent legal entity, operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEEN), established in 2020 and being the successor of the National Center for Environment and Sustainable Development.

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Municipality of Athens (MoA)

Athens, is a venerable yet intricate city of near 700.000 residents, part of  a 3.75 million people metropolis, that aspires to adapt and transform into a more creative, inclusive and sustainable city. For this purpose, the city uses a data driven policy for better decision-making in waste management and better engagement with residents.

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Municipality of Thessaloniki (MoT)

Thessaloniki is the most important administrative, cultural and business centre in northern Greece, and the second largest city of the country. The metropolitan area hosts 1.1 million inhabitants within the wider Region of Central Macedonia of 2 million inhabitants.

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Μunicipality of Alonissos (MoAl)

The Municipality of Alonissos produced 783.47 tons of mixed waste in 2014, all of which was landfilled, and 74.97 tons of recyclable materials which was recycled. The existing waste management facilities in the Municipality of Alonissos consist of 1 landfill for MSW. There are also programmes for separate collection..

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Μunicipality of Paros (MoP)

The Municipality of Paros produced 10.357 tons of MSW in 2017, 10.452,210 tons in 2018 and 11.247,440 tons in 2019. Paros’s recyclables accounts for the 20,02% of the total MSW waste, as stated in the municipality’s LPWM and waste collection data. Since 2002, the municipality of Paros has adopted recycling practices and..

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Municipality of Antiparos (MoAn)

The municipality of Antiparos produced 1,237.7 tons of MSW in 2016, consisting of 394.2 tons of organic waste, 340.5 tons of paper-cardboard, 254.4 tons of plastic, 42.5 tons of metals, 87.4 tons of glass, 6.1 tons of wood, and 148.6 tons of other non-specified waste.

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Municipality of Tinos (MoTi)

The Municipality of Tinos produced 4,495 tons of MSW in 2012, and has signed a cooperation agreement with private and public companies for the municipality to collect each stream separately (paper, plastic, metal, glass) and to deliver it for sorting and batching to local facilities. The collected materials are processed..

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Municipality of Thira (MoTh)

The Municipality of Thira produces a yearly average of 30.000 tons of MSW. These are produced from households and mainly from the tourism industry of the island (hotels, restaurants. B&Bs etc. The MSW is separated at source in two streams: recyclable materials and rest solid household waste. The recyclable materials stream is led to..

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Municipality of Voula, Vari, Vouliagmeni (MoVVV)

The MoVVV has already created new streams of income by a new waste management paradigm. It has already produced VITA – GREEN and VITA – GREEN plus, a biocatalytic peat alternative soil substrate, after the separate collection and selection of Greens and Organic / Biodegradable Waste. The Department of Chemistry..

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Municipality of Nafpaktia (MoN)

The Municipality of Nafpaktia is active in the management of waste and seeks to adopt high quality source-sorting systems, invest in the circular economy and deploy financial instruments to achieve recycling targets. Already since 2009, all the 40,000 inhabitants and visitors of the area are served through blue bins and actions are implemented to collect recyclable electrical and electronic devices (350 tons to-date).

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Ecological Recycling Society (ERS)

The Ecological Recycling Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with almost 30 years of experience in implementing sustainable waste management projects in Greece and abroad. Since 1990, it is the main NGO in Greece that addresses issues pertaining to sustainable waste management..

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Network of Sustainable Greek Islands (DAFNI)

DAFNI – Network of Sustainable Greek Islands is an association of island local and regional authorities established in 2006 that brings together the majority of Greek island local and regional authorities and seeks to create opportunities and support initiatives towards their sustainable development.

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Terra Nova (TN)

TERRA NOVA is a Hellenic SME environmental, engineering and consulting firm, which provides since 1999 integrated services and tailored solutions covering the whole range of the contemporary environmental needs of its clients (private and public sector). Up-to-date, TERRA NOVA has successfully implemented more than..

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DIADYMA S.A.

DIADYMA S.A. was founded in 1998 by the 61 “Capodistrian” Municipalities and Communities of Western Macedonia to serve the needs of Waste Management. Today after “Kallikratis law- administrative structure”  the shareholders are the 13 Municipalities of WM. DIADYMA’s major task is to design..

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Harokopio University of Athens (HUA)

The HUA is a dynamic Greek University, specialising on issues related to the quality of life, spanning the full spectrum of Sustainability, Resource Efficiency, Waste Management and Circular Economy. Its peer-reviewed journal publications and projects per academic staff ranks it among the first three academic institutes in Greece.

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Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT)

The Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT) was established in 1976 as a non-profit legal entity under private law, subsidized by the State and supervised by the Minister of Industry. Under the provisions of Article 6 of Act 4109/2013, a legal entity of the private law, under the name “National Quality Infrastructure System” and acronym NQIS, was established.

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Circular Economy Implementation in Greece
LIFE-IP CEI-Greece - LIFE18 IPE/GR/000013

Funding

The project is co-funded by:

Life Programme of the European Union

Green Fund