Green Mission

Green Mission is an environmental action of a large number of companies from various business sectors, sharing the view that the right way to recycle is feasible and that the ensuing environmental benefits will help reduce pollution.

The Green Mission brings together Greek companies from all business sectors committed to the proper recycling of old lead-acid batteries. Utilizing best practices and contemporary cutting-edge technologies may lead to a battery recycling rate of up to 95% . The Green Mission’s membership is constantly expanding as it is joined by businesses, institutions and organisations whose common vision is to contribute towards environmental protection.

The Green Mission’s aim is to inform the public, professionals and business world about their key role in proper recycling and the contribution they can make for the environment.

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“ABB’s greatest contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has been and will be through our energy-efficient and renewable energy products, systems and services that increase our customers’ productivity while lowering the impact on the environment.”

Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB CEO

TI Sparkles

“TI Sparkle Greece has committed to support and develop the pollution prevention and the protection of ecosystems, the prevention of accidents and occupational illnesses through the propagation of a culture of safety, health and environmental protection in respect of employees and partners. We support the Green Mission initiative, as we share common principles in the protection of Environment.”

Nikos Konstantinidis, Technical Director

Nova

“For us at Nova, the protection of environment consists of a significant Social Responsibility pillar put in action throughout various initiatives. Notably, recycling in collaboration with accredited partners stands out in this strategic objective. Our participation in the “Green Mission” initiative is of great importance, promoting the value of collaboration for the preservation of natural environment.”

Gregory Katsogiannis, Corporate Communication Director Forthnet

WIND

Recycling is a standard and integral part of our everyday operation for WIND Hellas. Accumulators are a dangerous waste for the environment. Not only we channel all the batteries we produce as waste for
recycling, but also choose suitable partners to “close the loop” correctly, with the greatest benefit to
society, economy and the environment. We support the Green Mission initiative as we share the same
vision for protecting the natural environment as the most powerful asset for future generations.

George Tsaprounis, Corporate Affairs Executive Director

KG OF ENVIRONMENTALLY RECYCLED ACCUMULATORS

Lead-acid battery recycling can provide energy savings and reduce CO2 emissions.

1.681.869Kg
Energy
saving
93.263,14MWh
Recycling one ton of batteries saves 2.74 MWh, the equivalent of 2 months household power consumption
Reduction of
CO2 emissions
2.698,15Tons
The recycling of one ton of lead batteries reduces CO2 emissions by 1,615 kg, the equivalent of the annual CO2 uptake of 74 trees

Proper recycling in figures

*based on Hellenic Recycling Agency (HRA) data for 2014
95%
95% of a lead-acid battery's materials can be recycled.
51%
In Greece only 51% of used lead batteries is collected and recycled, compared to over 95% in Europe.
66%
66% of the lead used comes from the recycling of old scrap lead and in particular from used batteries.
70%
Recycling batteries provides energy savings of 70%.
95%
Proper recycling ensures the creation of a circular economy.
74
Recycling one ton of batteries reduces CO2 emissions by 1,615 kg, the equivalent of the annual CO2 uptake of 74 trees.

Latest News

Grand Award at the Environmental Awards 2018 for SUNLIGHT Recycling in the category “Circular Economy”
03/08/2018
SUNLIGHT – member of Olympia Group – was awarded the Grand Award in the category “Circular Economy – Industrial Symbiosis” for its subsidiary company SUNLIGHT Recycling, which is the recycling unit of lead-based batteries operating in Komotini, Greece.
Waste & Recycling Αwards – Recognition of SUNLIGHT RECYCLING, member of the Green Mission, for its successful Circular Economy practices
21/12/2017
SUNLIGHT RECYCLING was awarded with the highest distinction in the Circular Economy & Symbiosis Network and Battery Recycling Business categories, at this year’s Waste & Recycling Awards that held on Wednesday, December 13th. Through SUNLIGHT RECYCLING, SUNLIGHT’s production process is vertically integrated, enhancing its capacity and competitiveness. It contributes significantly to the reduction of imported lead and covers more than 58% of SUNLIGHT’s total lead needs for the production of new batteries. The awards were received for SUNLIGHT RECYCLING by Mr. Spyros Coppolas CEO and Vassilis Stamelakis Operations Manager.
INTERAMERICAN New Member of GREEN MISSION
13/09/2017
INTERAMERICAN, in cooperation with SUNLIGHT RECYCLING, will recycle its lead-acid battery waste from all INTERAMERICAN Assistance fleet vehicles, having as priority the protection of environment. With this collaboration and participation in the Green Mission, INTERAMERICAN is committed to safeguarding the natural environment from lead-acid waste batteries and recycling them in a transparent and approved manner. INTERAMERICAN recycles approximately 2 tonnes of battery waste per year.