HRA presented the development of NEPRR to ISWA WORLD CONFERENCE at Serbia, (19-21/09/2016)
DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY REGISTER (NEPRR) FROM THE HELLENIC RECYCLING AGENCY (HRA), GAINED EXPERIENCES AND THE EMERGING CHALLENGES.
2nd International Conference RECIS 2016 Recycling in Island Regions 13-14 May 2016, Santorini, Greece
Alternative waste management is a set of activities that include inter alia the collection and transport, transfer, temporary storage, reuse, recycling and recovery of specific waste streams, so that they are recovered and diverted from the waste stream that led to final disposal sites. There are many kinds of materials which can be reused, recycled or otherwise recovered rather than ending up in landfills. The benefits of recycling are numerous, including not only the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources but also the promotion of sustainable development and the creation of new jobs.
In Greece, despite the initial alignment delay, recycling is currently satisfactory. In most products, the EU objectives are met, practically demonstrating the concern of Greek citizens for recycling and the environment.
The Hellenic Recycling Agency (HRA) is the competent authority of the Ministry of Environment & Energy for the design and implementation of recycling policy in Greece. It is responsible for approving national alternative management systems for each product and for controlling the progress of recycling within the Hellenic territory.