Public awareness campaign about the right way to recycle car batteries, initiated by Attiki Odos and Green Mission

Public awareness campaign about the right way to recycle car batteries, initiated by Attiki Odos and Green Mission

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, June 5, 2017, Attiki Odos and Operation Company Attikes Diadromes SA, supported the initiative of Green Mission to inform the public about the proper recycling of car batteries.

At all toll stations on Attiki Odos, the Green Mission distributed an informative leaflet having the key message “Two car batteries are enough to pollute your family’s water for a year!”

In Greece only 51% of used lead batteries is collected and recycled, compared to over 95% in Europe. At the same time, a large part of used lead batteries is recycled in an improper way, with significant negative consequences for both the Greek economy and our country’s environment.

Green Mission objective is to raise public and company awareness about the importance of environmental recycling of lead-acid batteries. Approximately 14.000 Greek companies that produce or manage significant quantities of industrial waste will be informed through the Green Mission campaign.