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Greeks Turn Their Backs on Plastic Shopping Bags

The use of light plastic bags plunged an amazing 98.6 percent in Greek supermarkets in 2019 compared with 2017, the Research Institute of Retail...

Greece’s Mayor of Ithaca Bans Plastic Bags, Distributes Free Textile Ones

The Mayoral authorities of the Greek island of Ithaca decided to ban plastic bags recently and they will replace them with fabrice bags, the...

Greek Environment Ministry To Distribute Reusable Bags To Elderly

The Greek Environmental Ministry will distribute free reusable bags to elderly people in February in a pilot program beginning in four cities across the...

Use of Plastic Bags in Greek Supermarkets Down 80%

The use of plastic bags in supermarkets in Greece dropped 80 percent in 2018 since stores no longer give them away for free, according...

Greeks Shun Plastic Bags in Record Numbers

The use of plastic bags in Greece has dropped sharply following the introduction of a so-called eco-tax of €0.4 ($0.47) for every bag, introduced...

Greek Shoppers Responding to Plastic Bag Tax

New laws obliging Greek retailers to charge for plastic carrier bags have caused a sharp decline in their use at supermarkets during the first...

Freshly Implemented Plastic Bag Eco Tax Divides Greeks

The Greek government has introduced an Eco tax of four cents for each plastic bag on Monday, in order reduce the use of poly-bags...

Greeks Use 250-350 Plastic Bags Each per Year

An average Greek is adding to the overall pollution by using 250-350 plastic shopping bags each year, leading authorities to a new measure that...

European Commission Urges Greece to Adopt EU Laws Against Plastic Bags

The European Commission sent final warnings to Greece and another four EU member-states to complete the enactment of EU waste legislation and adopt measures...

“Life Debag” Conference Highlights the Perils of the Use of Plastic Bags in Greece

Each Greek citizen uses, on average, between 240 and 500 plastic bags each year, many of which wind up in the sea or in...

Alonnisos Island Bans Plastic Bags

The mayor and the residents of Alonnisos decided to ban plastic bags from the island as part of the plan to make it a...

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