The University calls the student community to take part actively in the following recycling actions that it supports.
Appliance recycling is held in cooperation with the Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation (He.R.R.Co) and the Municipality of Athens. 17 recycling packaging item blue bins have been placed in the University campus, where paper and cardboard, plastic and paper packaging items, glass, aluminum and tinplate can be collected. The Municipality is responsible for the collection and removal of the collected items.
Cooking oil recycling is held in cooperation with “Revive A.E.”, a licensed cooking oil recycling company, regarding mainly cooking oil from the university restaurant. For this reason, a 1100lt collection tank has been placed in the catering premises of the restaurant, where cooking oil from the restaurant is collected. Household cooking oil may also be collected. The University benefits from this action, by getting an amount of detergent corresponding to half the amount of the cooking oil collected by the company.
Paper collection: Forty 340lt recycling bins have been placed inside the buildings of the University, where any kind of paper can be disposed of. The bins are collected and gathered up to a specific area by a member of the University personnel. The total amount of collected paper once a month is sold to a recycling company. The average estimated amount is 1tn of paper per month.
Metal recycling is held in cooperation with a licensed metal recycling company. The company collects and removes away from the university any old and obsolete metal items stocked inside and outside the university buildings, as specified by the university personnel. In the last twelve months approximately 11 tons of metal has been removed, with a remarkable amount of revenue made for the University from selling it.
Electrical appliance recycling is held in cooperation with the collective system of electrical appliance recycling of “Electrocyclosis”, through which five electrical appliance collection bins have been placed at the University, for the collection and removal of obsolete electrical appliances.
Bulb recycling is held in cooperation with the collective system of electrical appliance recycling of “Electrocyclosis”, through which seven bulb collection boxes have been placed at the University. The boxes are regularly emptied by the company personnel. In 2014 approximately 70kg of destroyed bulbs were removed.
Portable battery recycling is held in cooperation with the collective system of portable battery recycling of “AFIS A.E.”, through which seven portable battery recycling boxes have been placed at the University. In 2014, approximately 60kg of portable batteries were discarded. Battery recycling is held in cooperation with the collective system of lead - acid car battery recycling of “REBATTERY A.E.”. The lead-acid accumulators, which are used at the University and have to be discarded, are gathered in specific roofed areas, to be regularly collected and managed by the company. In 2014, approximately 270kg lead-acid batteries were discarded.
Ink cartridge recycling is held in cooperation with “REFILL A.E.”, regarding collection and recycling of empty cartridges from administration offices or laboratories printers. So far there are seven ink cartridge collection spots at the University. In 2014, approximately 250 empty ink cartridges were collected.
K.G. Makris, tel.: 210-529 4989, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org