Almost one-fifth of the entire waste produced in Greece is plastic, and yet just 1% of it is recycled.
These two observations alone indicate that our current use of plastics is not sustainable. In addition, because of the durability of the polymers involved, substantial quantities of discarded end-of-life plastics are accumulating as debris in landfills and in natural habitats through the country.
Plastics are inexpensive, lightweight and durable materials, which can readily be moulded into a variety of products that find use in a wide range of applications.
At Plastikourgeio our aims are:
- Recognises the significant opportunities in targeting plastic waste collection at focal points such as: coffe-shops, kiosks, supermarkets,
- up-cycling plastic into design long-life products,
- creating and promoting environmentally preferable procurement (EPP) programs, to takle the problem of plastic waste at the consumers stage.