Greek island of Tilos is throwing away the concept of waste

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On the island of Tilos, the Greek owned company Polygreen has begun implementing a zero-waste project to help combat wastage.

The project’s aim is to show households and businesses on the island how to sort their waste into recyclables, organic waste and non-recyclables.

Men working for Polygreen. Photo:The World Economic Forum.

Over the course of the past year, 745 residents on the Aegean Island have reduced their waste by 40%, with many of the islanders benefiting from free compost from organic waste and receiving fuel for cement kilns taken from non-recyclable materials.  

According to Athanasios Polychronopoulos, the founder of Polygreen, the aim is to attempt to change people’s perspectives on waste, and in turn, help the environment.

Source: Reuters

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