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.

KG OF ENVIRONMENTALLY RECYCLED ACCUMULATORS

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

818.154Kg
Energy
saving
27.306,90MWh
Recycling one ton of batteries saves 2.74 MWh, the equivalent of 2 months household power consumption
Reduction of
CO2 emissions
1.316,21Tons
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

Public awareness campaign about the right way to recycle car batteries, initiated by Attiki Odos and Green Mission
22/06/2017
Green Mission won the award in “Research and Planning” category of the HMA Corporate Excellence Awards
18/04/2017
Green Mission won the special award in the “Research and Planning” category of the Hellenic Management Association’s Corporate Excellence Awards
SUNLIGHT Recycling, member of the Green Mission, feted at the environmental awards
23/12/2016
Athens 23 December ‐ A GOLD award in the category of Waste Management – Recycling and Reuse of Waste was granted to SUNLIGHT Recycling, member of the Olympia Group, owned by Panos Germanos. The presentation took place at this year’s Environmental Awards ceremony, held on Tuesday 20 December at the Athenaum InterContinental.