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.
There are no facilities for waste management in Antiparos, as all collected waste is send to the nearby island of Paros.
From 2020 onwards
Antiparos’ LPWM foresees a small reduction in the total amount of MSW, namely 1,261.1 tons by implementing certain actions towards this target. More specific, the municipality of Antiparos aims to establish a “Green Spot” on the island, while creating a place for exchanging materials in order for these to be re-used will help to achieve reduction in MSW percentage.
Another initiative towards the set-targets, is the introduction of brown bins (bio-waste) across the municipal area, addressed to big producers of bio-waste in specific. The collected bio-waste will then result to the municipality’s composting facilities.
The municipality of Antiparos aims to raise awareness on the benefits of separate collection for each waste stream (bio-waste, biodegradable, edible oils, paper, metals, plastic, WEEE) by creating the necessary infrastructures and the establishment of the “Green Point”.
Up to this moment, the municipality of Antiparos has taken certain actions to raise awareness on waste reduction and materials’ re-use, to promote home composting, and improving recycling rates by funded actions and projects of € 1,183,431.00, including Green Points, separate waste stream collection chains, a composting unit, a center for waste transport and the rehabilitation of the old landfill.