WWF Greece has appointed us to carry out a study on the key policy measures and actions required to drive plastic pollution solutions across the country.

Building on a related WWF project from 2019 – Plastic pollution in Greece: How to Stop It – A Practical Guide for Policy Makers – the new study further refines measures we identified related to plastic production, consumption and waste management, primarily related to household/municipal plastic packaging. In addition, the new study extends the scope of research to incorporate plastic pollution from alternative sources, including microplastics and sea-based sources.

Ultimately, the work will provide WWF with clarity about what is possible, the actions required and guidance for implementation, both in Greece and beyond. WWF can then use the information to drive and support positive stakeholder action.

Addressing plastic pollution is increasingly higher up political agendas and so we are delighted to be working with WWF in Greece to ensure the right measures are identified at a national, regional and local level.

Hara Xirou, who leads our work in South East Europe, said:

“We are excited to be working alongside WWF Greece to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. We have carried out extensive research on plastics across Europe, and we’re pleased to be bringing that experience to help WWF understand where they can make the biggest impact in tackling plastic pollution by ensuring the right measures are chosen at national, regional and local level.”

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