Results (data from 31/12/2013)

Today, the concerted and carefully planned actions undertaken by HERRCo have made it possible for approximately 9,4 million residents throughout Greece to enjoy the possibility of recycling. This has been the outcome of a genuine and productive cooperation with 269 Municipalities (resulting from Kallikratis Organisational Plan), as well as the partnership and consultation of more than 1,720 responsible enterprises that are affiliated with HERRCo. At the same time, about 29 Recycling Sorting Plants (RSP) in total are in operation under the responsibility or funding of HERRCo.

The blue bins that have been delivered to the local municipalities are 153.000 while the Collection vehicles for the recyclables are 406. According to the official results of HERRCo that were presented to the responsible authorities, the quantities of the materials that were recycled by the total of  the activities of HERRCo were 442.000tones (packaging materials and print paper).

 

Table 1 : Years 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013 at a glance

Index

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Inhabitants served

(cumulative sums, mil.)  (1)

7.6

8.1

8.1

8.9

9.4

Percentage of population coverage (%)

74%

79%

79%

82%

87%

RSCs  (cumulative sums)

22

28

29

27

29

Bins delivered (cumulative sums, thousands) (2)

98

111

126

138

153

Collection Vehicles delivered (cumulative sums, thousands) 

327

359

370

387

406

Recycling Bags distributed (cumulative sums, mil.) 

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.8

3.0

 

(1)  It includes collaborating Local Authorities or bodies for the handling of municipal waste. The population of 2012-2013 is according to the 2011 census by the National Statistical Service of Greece (while the population figures of 2009-2011 are based on the 2001 census by the National Statistical Service of Greece).

(2)  The ongoing recording of bins shows that the existing network currently possesses approx. 129.000 active blue bins.