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SUCCESSFUL DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE PESTICIDES IN ECUADOR

POLYECO S.A. has successfully completed the safeguarding and export of obsolete pesticides from Ecuador to Europe for final destruction, at a licenced high temperature incineration facility in Sweden.  The project was awarded through international tendering to POLYECO SA by The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in May 2015. Waste was safely exported from the country in October 2015. The safeguarding operations were conducted in cooperation with Agrocalidad, who had previously identified the national stockpile of obsolete pesticides in the country.

POLYECO SA provided UN approved packaging,and other equipment and consumables for the collection, repackaging, labelling and transportation of waste. POLYECO staff repacked and exported the obsolete pesticides for final disposal in accordance to the Basel Convention. Finally, experienced personnel decontaminated the pesticide’s temporary storage area.

This project was a great success for Ecuador, which was striving to export obsolete pesticides from the country for many years in order to meet its national targets based on the Stockholm convention. This project leads the way for the removal of POPs and other hazardous waste from the country.

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    POLYECO S.A. ONE OF THE MAIN SPONSORS OF THE 13th HCH & PESTICIDES FORUM IN ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

POLYECO S.A. ONE OF THE MAIN SPONSORS OF THE 13th HCH & PESTICIDES FORUM IN ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

POLYECO S.A. participated as an official sponsor in the 13th HCH & Pesticides Forum held by IHPA in Zaragosa, Spain from November 3rd to the 6th 2015. The HCH & Pesticides Forum is a technical forum, bringing together leading analysts, experts, business executives, and other visionaries from around the world, in order to find technical and applicable solutions to the problems arising from the (former) production and application of pesticides. Its 13th edition focused on the legacy of the lindane production in Spain and “Lessons learned”.  POLYECO S.A., a leader in waste management services in SE Europe and beyond, had the opportunity to showcase its services of environmentally sound waste management of obsolete pesticides. POLYECO S.A. project managers were invited to share recent case studies during the 3-day event. Project manager Mr. Ilias Avramikos, presented a paper on the “DISPOSAL OF POPs PESTICIDES AND INITIAL STEPS OF CONTAINMENT OF DUMPED POPs PESTICIDES IN GEORGIA” and Project Manager Mrs. Eleni Malliarou presented a paper entitled “BAN ON THE TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENT OF PCBs FROM KAZAKHSTAN TO EUROPE AND AIR TRANSPORT OF THE WASTE”. Both presentations showcased two very demanding projects successfully completed by POLYECO S.A. 

POLYECO S.A. SPONSOR OF DESIGN OVERVIEW IN TIRANA

Design Overview In Tirana (aka DOIT) is an established annual event about visual communications culture in traditional and non-traditional media. The first-ever, international conference in Albania dedicated to Advertising, Design and New Media.

DOIT started, and keeps going, with a clear vision to create a strong creative community, to change the creative field in the country and to enhance its development by educating, inspiring, motivating and feeding the creativity in Albania.

PCAI sponsored the international event Design Overview that took place in Tirana, Albania on Saturday the 21st of November. This sponsorship was organized in the framework of PCAI’s support of local communities where POLYECO S.A. operates.

NEWS ON THE CONTEMPORARY ART INITIATIVE OF POLYECO S.A.

Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative dynamically continues to work on its framework of activities and pursue its objectives. Using art as a vehicle, through a series of events, sponsorships and international collaborations, PCAI aspires to realize a new creative context with the ultimate goal of raising awareness and informing the public about environmental issues, while indirectly breaching on the critical issue of waste management, which is not only technical, but also social and environmental.

PCAI collection of contemporary art has been enriched with two new works by artists Kostas Viitis and Natasa Efstathiadi, while four new commissions to artists Anja Kirschner, Saskia OldeWolbers, Loukia Alavanou and Vasilis Karouk are at production stage.

In September, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative sponsored the artist Emilia Bouriti. The artist’s performance Eleusis | Space Time Energy, which explores the relationship between the human body and the industrial landscape of Eleusina, was held Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at the Old Olive Oil Factory under the Aeschylia Festival 2015. The project is a fermentation of childhood memories of the rural and industrial Thriasion field area. In the center of the Thriasio field is Eleusina, a place of significant ancient history, which also marks the industrial development of the country over the past century.

The sculptures in our collection promote recycling and reuse, as they are manufactured with recyclable materials collected by Polyeco such as fluorescent light bulbs, batteries etc. The installation Metamorphoses by artist Efi Spyrou, a project created within the framework of Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative PCAI , which was created using saturated fluorescent lamps, will be exhibited in the group show Plexus opening Thursday, November 19 2015 at the [...]

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    POLYECO S.A.- EXTRAVERSION: TWO NEW COMPANIES IN OMAN AND THE NETHERLANDS

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POLYECO S.A.- EXTRAVERSION: TWO NEW COMPANIES IN OMAN AND THE NETHERLANDS

 

POLYECO S.A., aiming to enhance its activities abroad, has established two new companies, POLYECO B.V.  with headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands and POLYECO Gulf Ltd. in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. POLYECO S.A. has established these new companies in order to further support its Global Development Department and to increase activities abroad.

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    POLYECO S.A. SUPPORTS THE INITIATIVE “SUSTAINABLE GREECE 2020”

POLYECO S.A. SUPPORTS THE INITIATIVE “SUSTAINABLE GREECE 2020”

POLYECO S.A. has joined the initiative “Sustainable Greece 2020”, as Ambassador of Sustainability. The Initiative aims to promote Sustainable Development and Responsible Entrepreneurship in Greece. The Initiative implements the Quality Net Foundation in partnership with the leading Business Associations of Greece and aims to raise awareness among the Greek business community and society at large, on issues of Sustainable Development, Responsible Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility. The initiative’s strategic goal is the development of a systematic Dialogue and the creation of methodologies and tools that would support national efforts towards Sustainable Development, on the micro and macroeconomic level. The Initiative is endorsed by the European Commission, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the German Sustainability Council and is under auspices of the Greek Ministry of Development & Competitiveness as well as the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

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    POLYECO S.A. OFFICIAL SPONSOR AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY HSWMA

POLYECO S.A. OFFICIAL SPONSOR AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY HSWMA

 

POLYECO S.A. was the official sponsor of the International Conference organized by the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA) entitled “Waste & Resources Synergies towards a Circular Economy in Greece & Mediterranean Countries” that took place on Friday the 12th of June 2015 at the National Technical University of Athens, with the support of the International Solid Waste Association, ISWA.

POLYECO S.A. General Manager Mr. Eleftherios Chalarakis presented a paper entitled “Production of alternative fuels and alternative raw materials. Every day, a different (productive) day”. Representatives from the government, public administration and local authorities attended the conference, together with more than 200 participants from the broader waste management sector in Greece and Europe. Amongst them were academics, specialized scientists and researchers, entrepreneurs and business managers, as well as representatives of the decision-making bodies of the waste management sector.

TWO NEW CONTRACTS FOR VSS-EPE

VSS-EPE Environmental Protection Services Ltd. (VSS-EPE) was founded in Cyprus in 2014, following the collaboration agreement between Environmental Protection Engineering S.A., the mother company of POLYECO S.A., and Vasiliko Sludge Services Ltd.

VTTV: CONTRACT FOR THE PROVISION OF OIL-SPILL PREPAREDNESS & OIL SPILL RESPONSE SERVICES IN VTT VASILIKO TERMINAL

After its successful establishment in Vasiliko Port in 2014, VSS-EPE holds a contract with VTTV for the provision of marine environment protection, preparedness and response services that include among others: contingency planning, training, execution of antipollution drills as well as establishment and managing of a manned oil spill response base in Vasilikos Port for mobilization in any incident required, for the full compliance of the terminal with legal requirements.

EAC: PROVISION OF ANTIPOLLUTION SERVICES AT VASILIKO AND DHEKELIA POWER STATIONS

Our company was awarded a contract by Electricity Authority of Cyprus to provide antipollution equipment and specialized personnel standing-by during cargo transfer operations at Vasilikos and Dhekelia Power Stations. For the implementation of the contract VSS-EPE also maintains additional equipment, means as well as technical and experienced personnel in our antipollution base in Vasilikos Port in order to respond to spill incidents that may take place in the areas of jurisdiction of the EAC

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    FINAL CONFERENCE OF UNDP PCBS MANAGEMENT PROJECT IN KAZAKHSTAN

FINAL CONFERENCE OF UNDP PCBS MANAGEMENT PROJECT IN KAZAKHSTAN

POLYECO S.A. participated in the final conference for the DOE/UNDP/GEF project “Development and implementation of a comprehensive plan for managing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Kazakhstan” on June 17th, 2015.  POLYECO S.A. successfully completed two contracts in the context of this project which referred to the drainage, packaging, transboundary movement and disposal of PCB oils and PCB containing capacitors.  A retrospection of the implementation procedure, along with the constraints and final results were presented in the conference in the presence of the Ministry of Energy, UNDP and private stakeholders.

HEALTH & SAFETY SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY POLYECO S.A.

On Wednesday, November 4th, POLYECO S.A. welcomed at its premises executives from TITAN Cement Industry, the alternative fuel Sector of the Balkans, Turkey and Egypt, as part of a 2 day Health and Safety seminar. POLYECO S.A., always in compliance with strict waste management health and safety regulations, presented the optimal practices implemented in the field, via presentation material and an on site visit.