BlueCycle, the only effort in Greece to recycle and upgrade marine plastic waste following the circular economy model, is nominated for the Earthshot Prize 2022, the most prestigious global environment prize in history. The Earthshot Prize, launched in 2020 by Prince William and the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is awarded Continue reading "%s"
We are pleased to announce that BlueCycle has won 1st place in the Industrial Design category of the Guiltless Plastic international competition, organized by Rossana Orlandi. BlueCycle participated with the series of 3D printed furniture Second Nature, which are made of plastic fishing and shipping equipment that we collect from all over Greece, designed by Continue reading "%s"
In March, as part of the Plastic Busters MPAs program funded by MIO-ECSDE, the pilot action “Establishing a derelict fishing gear management scheme and promoting co-responsibility to tackle fisheries & aquaculture-related litter”, carried out and coordinated by the environmental organization iSea, was launched in collaboration with the Management Authority of Thermaikos Gulf Protected Areas and Continue reading "%s"
The famous Milano Design Film Festival, the annual cinema & design meeting of Milan, is coming to Greece for the first time! As a precursor to the main events of the Greek edition of the festival that are scheduled to take place in Athens in 2021, a series of mini-events will be held from 2 Continue reading "%s"
Another island was added to the nationwide network for the collection of plastic fishing and shipping equipment. On Saturday 12 September 2020, BlueCycle visited in Ano Koufonissi at the invitation of the President of the Community, Mr. Antonis Kovaios, with the aim of installing a new collection point for discarded fishing equipment and the collection Continue reading "%s"
BlueCycle presented as a good practice the circular economy program it implements for marine plastic waste, generated mainly from fishing and shipping activity, at the international conference “Plastics: Circular Economy Solutions to combat Marine Litter”. The event was organized by the Association of Plastic Manufacturers of Greece in collaboration with the organization “Waste Free Oceans” Continue reading "%s"
At the invitation of the NTUA research team that directs and coordinates the research program “ENI CBCMED_CROSS_BORDER COOPERATION: INNOMED-UP Promoting UPcycling in Circular Economy through INNOVATION and education for creative industries in MEDiterranean cities“, we participated in the interactive webinar series on “Promoting the circular economy in the creative media for the revitalization of Athens”. Continue reading "%s"
On Thursday 9 July 2020, Mrs. Suzanna Laskaridis, founder and director of BlueCycle, had a fruitful meeting with the Minister of Energy and Environment, Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis, and the Secretary General of the Ministry, Dr. Konstantinos Aravossis. The issue of fishing and shipping plastic waste was discussed, as Mrs. Laskaridis presented the activity of BlueCycle. Continue reading "%s"
BlueCycle’s team is ready to grow! We are looking for a production assistant, experienced in plastics machine operation to join our team and help us create a new life cycle for plastic waste, undertaking innovative projects using new technology. Find here the announcement with all the details. To apply, please send your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading "%s"
We may be going through difficult times, but we are trying to contribute in the way we know best against coronavirus. And what do? 3D printing! Every day we are printing face shields on our printers, keeping a strict protocol for the hygiene and material safety. The shields are manufactured in collaboration with Plastikourgeio Shop Continue reading "%s"
The high quality recycled raw material generated from discarded fishing and shipping plastic equipment created by BlueCycle is one step closer to the Greek plastics industry and to achieving the goals of the circular economy. The network of our partners is expanding with the addition of the “Thrace Group” plastics, as a recipient of the Continue reading "%s"
Samothrace, a beautiful island in northern Greece, is the new entry for BlueCycle’s collection network of plastic fishing and shipping equipment. On Saturday 15 February 2020, we visited the island at the invitation of the Municipality of Samothrace, where local organizations and fishermen were informed about the BlueCycle programme. The meeting was attended by the Continue reading "%s"