On 25 September 2020, the Association of Hellenic Plastic Industries (AHPI), Waste Free Oceans and the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) organised a beach clean-up in Dilesi, Greece. The event came after the International Conference on Circular Economy Solutions to Combat Marine Litter, organised jointly by AHPI and WFO.
More than 30 volunteers took part in the clean-up operation. They were divided in groups, in order to follow the hygiene and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The recent floods in Euboea had significantly burdened the coasts in the region, proving once again that marine litter comes overwhelmingly from land. The volunteers worked hard and managed to collect 40 large waste bags, weighing a total of 400 kg.
The collected waste will be transported to a sorting plant and after that to a chemical recycling facility. The plastic waste will be given a “second life” by being converted into innovative new products, putting into practice the vision of a circular economy for plastics.
With this event, AHPI, WFO and HELMEPA reaffirmed once again their long-standing commitment to take actions that will ensure the protection of the environment.
Click here to watch again the International Conference on Circular Economy Solutions to Combat Marine Litter.