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Spotted in the old harbor. A couple of new waste bins for plastic !! paper !! and other waste that is recyclable . There is also a press for the normal waste so it does not need to be collected so often by the municipality. Slowly slowly more of these bins will be placed on the island. If you see one please send me a photo with the location!


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Go Green Recycling was founded in 2015 on the island of Skopelos. Our goal is to reduce pollution and reduce the volume of waste, always friendly to the environment. They have a small website (see below)

Operation days & hours

Monday to Friday 08.00a.m to 16.00p.m

Saturday 08.00a.m to 14.00p.m

tel.number 24240 24884

collection of recyclable materials :

Monday and Friday from Skopelos town, Wednesday from Glossa.

for electrical appliances after a telephone appointment.

go green recycling

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In the mood for recycling

Skopelos might not have all the right recycling boxes for the separation of paper, glass, plastic, cans etc. yet but many inhabitants are participating in the recycling process ! This bag with a paper saying recycling I saw on the ring road. It makes me feel happy and confident for the future. To make an effort and tape a paper on the bag saying it is for recycling means people care.

Apostolis from the recycling company told us yesterday that bins for different kinds of waste are coming within two weeks. I cannot wait !

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It is nice to get in touch with somebody from the municipality when you have a question, a problem that you need help with. Voula Karatzas has been hired by the municipality and looks at problems, situations that occur in the daily life here. Some things seem very straightforward but you sometimes need to bring it to the attention of the right person. Thanks Voula for the immediate help.

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Two big containers with materials that can be recycled left Skopelos yesterday. Keep it going please, it is so important for this island. Lots more is going to happen in the next couple of months. We will keep you posted !

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(custom made shopping bags made by Lia with long or short handles; for more info write to skopelosnews.

The last couple of weeks the tellers of the supermarkets on Skopelos have endured the constant complaining of shoppers about the plastic bags that they have to pay (since the 1st of January 2018) Yesterday in the supermarket I noticed that many people, even older Greeks, have their bag with them so slowly slowly everybody is getting used to it. Lia has made this wonderful bag out of bits of jeans. These type of bags are also usable for bread or fruits etc. The complaint of many that they need bags for toilet paper can be resolved by using all the wrappings and plastic bags you get when you buy other products. There is soo much excess. I reuse the bag that the toilet rolls come in.

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Paper, cans and plastic

The press works and spits out nice block of crushed cans, plastic bottles and paper !!!

Bins are underway. The municipality is taking care of getting them placed all over the island.

The recycling truck also comes to Glossa and other villages on the island but especially in Glossa they need somebody, some place where the stuff can be held until it can be picked up by the truck.Anybody? Please call Apostolis from the recycling plant.

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