Mayors to meet for talks on how to manage trash
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.