Circular Economy Implementation in Greece


Circular Economy Implementation in Greece



LIFE 2018 - Project ID: LIFE18 IPE/GR000013



Project Partners:

1. Ministry of Environment and Energy (Greece)
2. Hellenic Recycling Agency (Greece)
3. Green Fund (Greece)
4. National Centre for the Environment and Sustainable Development (Greece)
5. Municipality of Athens (Greece)
6. Municipality of Thessaloniki (Greece)
7. Municipality of Alonissos (Greece)
8. Municipality of Paros (Greece)
9. Municipality of Antiparos (Greece)
10. Municipality of Tinos (Greece)
11. Municipality of Thira (Greece)
12. Municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni (Greece)
13. Municipality of Nafpaktia (Greece)
14. Ecological Recycling Society (Greece)
15. DAFNI: Network of Sustainable Greek Islands (Greece)
16. TERRA NOVA Environmental Engineering Consultancy Ltd (Greece)
17. Waste Management of Western Macedonia SA (Greece)
18. Harokopio University of Athens (Greece)
19. National Quality Infrastructure System/Hellenic Organization for Standardization (Greece)


Start: 01/11/2019

End: 31/10/2027


The overall objective of the LIFE IP CEI -Greece project is to address and implement:
1) The directions set by the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC, as they have been integrated in the National environmental legislation through the framework law 4042/2012 and amended by the EU Directive 2018/851.
2) The Circular Economy Package (OJ L150/14.06.2018), as depicted in the National Action Plan on Circular Economy (NAPCE, 2018).
3) The National Waste Management Plan (NWMP, 2015), and
4) The National Strategic Plan for Waste Prevention (NSPWP, 2015).
The achievement of these goals will enhance the implementation of an integrated approach of waste management through a combined and complementary set of methods, which uses resources in a sustainable manner, aims at the reduction of waste generation, safeguards and protects the environment and human health, and reinforces social and economic growth.
The project involves both preparatory inventories/reviews/assessments as well as actions needed for a full-scale implementation of the national waste policy. It aims at gradually improving waste management and promoting waste prevention, building the necessary capacity and knowledge of local, regional and national authorities involved in waste management, shaping circular economy indicators, as well as technical specifications for waste management, that will enhance waste hierarchy.

DIADYMA’s role:

DIADYMA will design the small amounts of hazardous waste collection, sorting and storage network for the entire Region of Western Macedonia and will develop the network in a specific area. A tool will be developed where citizens will be able to search for the nearest delivery place.

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