May­ors to meet for talks on how to man­age trash

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This week could be sig­nif­i­cant in im­prov­ing Greece’s waste man­age­ment, which has lagged Euro­pean stan­dards for years.

May­ors from the Pelo­pon­nese are to meet in the com­ing days to draft an ac­tion plan fol­low­ing a long­stand­ing dis­pute be­tween gov­ern­ments, lo­cal and re­gional au­thor­i­ties. Au­thor­i­ties in At­tica are strug­gling to im­ple­ment a plan to boost re­cy­cling so that only 22 per­cent of trash goes to land­fills by 2020. An­other prob­lem is the lack of fund­ing. The es­ti­mated cost for Greece’s waste man­age­ment is 2.3 bil­lion eu­ros though only 800 mil­lion eu­ros in EU fund­ing is avail­able.

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