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"
The first Plastics Conference in Greece was held on Wednesday 12 February 2020 and BlueCycle was invited to present its innovative programme. At an event attended by all representatives of the business sectors that produce, use and recycle plastic, BlueCycle founder and executive director Suzanna Laskaridis spoke about circular economy and the use of marine Continue reading "%s"
On Tuesday 17 December 2019, the Ministry of Environment and Energy organized a Consultation Conference on the Single-Use Plastics. The conference was attended by Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, Secretary General Konstantinos Aravossis and other representatives of the state leadership. Issues related to marine single-use plastics and the circular economy, the existing institutional framework for single-use plastic Continue reading "%s"
The 4th GRBossible 2019 Festival of Young Entrepreneurs was held on November 29 and 30, an event organized by Skywalker.gr to support and promote new business initiatives. BlueCycle’s multi-faceted activity was presented by the founder and director of the program, Suzanna Laskaridis, who participated in a panel on “The productive model of the circular economy Continue reading "%s"
BlueCycle joins forces with the architectural duo The New Raw and proposes creative solutions through the production of a new line of recycled plastic furniture, using marine plastic waste generated mainly from shipping and fishing activities. 3D printing technology, combined with a long-term Research & Design project, gives a new perspective for the reuse of Continue reading "%s"
During the weekend of 16th and 17th November we visited the islands of Paros and Antiparos, in Cyclades, for the collection of the fishing equipment gathered by the fisherment at the marine litter collection stations established by Aegean Rebreath. For the first time in these islands, nets, ropes, fishing lines and other plastic fishing equipment Continue reading "%s"
On 19 September 2019 at the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy the Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας the workshop “Circular Economy Transition in Smart Specialization Strategy (CE in S3) in RIS countries” was held, organized by Klimate KIC Greece. In the event were presented the first results the CE in S3 EIT Climate KIC project Continue reading "%s"
A step closer towards Circular Economy for BlueCycle project as we welcome as a partner the Association of Hellenic Plastic Industries. Increasing the use of recycled plastic by industry is a goal for the whole of Europe, in line with the latest European Directive of 5 June 2019 and the BlueCycle program is helping to Continue reading "%s"
The legendary HMS PERSEUS submarine, which sunk off Cefalonia on 6 December 1941, became our field of action in order to “liberate” it from the abandoned nets accumulated in the spot. The mission was organized by Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, well-known for its maritime history and research activity, in cooperation with Aegean Rebreath, and delivered a Continue reading "%s"
A ghostfishing expedition was carried out on Sunday 2 June 2 2019, for a sea clean-up at the island of Salamina, in Attica. Together with our partners from Aegean Rebreath and of course “Ama, the ghost net hunter”, our ROV, we dived in a reef where a significant quantity of abandoned nets was detected. After Continue reading "%s"