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Greek island of Tilos is the world’s greatest recycler

The Greek island of Tilos “is the island with the greatest rate of recycling globally, and this fills us with hope,” Environment & Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Tuesday, representing  prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at an event on the remote SE Aegean island. Tilos, lying between Nisyros in the north and Rhodes in the south, and long a site of pioneering programs, …

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Greece’s Popular Islands Are Crowded — With Plastic

The Aegean islands are parched. Breaking the dependency on imported water will take more than the will of eco-conscious residents. Alexandros Petropoulos pauses as he surveys the miles of pipeline arrayed in front of him, reflecting on what it took to get here. It\’s late 2020, and the Greek island of Aegina has exhausted its once-bountiful water. …

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