Image default

Greece top in hazardous waste management, fines

January 18, 2023
environment, FEATURED


The findings of a European assessment on Monday regarding hazardous waste management in Greece offer an interesting contrast.

On the one hand, it ranks among the highest reaches in the EU in terms of waste management as only 1% of the quantities remain untreated, while 91% are recycled. However, it is one of the few countries that has been subject to a fine for hazardous waste.

According to the European Commission it has not yet addressed key shortcomings.

The report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) on hazardous waste management was published on Monday in the wake of the ongoing debate on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive.

According to the report, the quantities generated in the EU continue to increase ( 23% compared to 2004). Furthermore, 79% of the quantities generated annually end up in some form of management; but there is a significant “gap” (21%) which nobody knows where it ends up. [kathimerini]

Check Also

Ferries to Aegean islands docked due to stormy winds

Ferries to the islands of Cyclades and the Dodecanese remain docked at the ports of …

Related posts

Neither F-15s nor F-35s for Turkey, USA makes clear


Trump Calls Putin “Wonderful” and a “Genius” Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis


The Marine Park of Zakynthos: Where Sea Turtles and Seals Roam Free


Why Greek Orthodox and Western Easter will Never Coincide After 2700


Greece is Heaven for Vegetarians


Humans and Neanderthals “Lived Together” 50,000 Years Ago


Tax inspectors shut down gas station illegally operating for 12 years


NATO Chief Tells Putin to “Stop This War” as Military Alliance Strengthens


Nearly 5,000 Ukrainian Refugees Have Fled to Greece Since Start of War