Clean Green Andros

(2020) 9.000€ awarded

Our beloved islands of Andros faces severe issues with waste management as the current waste level outweighs the island’s ability to process it.

The increase of single-use plastic and the ongoing use of landfill does not provide a sustainable solution. Furthermore, there is limited awareness about waste issues, water quality and the consequences of waste on human and animal life, as well as little information about actions that residents, communities and businesses can take to improve the situation.

In collaboration,  Andros Research Centre and Andros Routes have managed to make the island a worldwide destination known for its footpaths. Through the contribution of a new CPF grant, these two groups are now taking action in collaboration with the municipality and the active support of other local stakeholders for a waste reduction project. This project includes data research and metrics production, informative campaigns encouraging sustainable practices (for example drinking Andros water), as well as policy changes which aim to transform Andros into a sustainable tourism destination for its visitors in all seasons.

The team will work closely with the CPF and its partners across the Cyclades aiming to follow and replicate successful and best practises from other islands.

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