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PM Mitsotakis Briefed on Progress in Phasing out Disposable Plastic

ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday chaired a meeting to discuss the progress of a nationwide information campaign to help phase out the use of disposable plastic, discussing the planning and also the challenges going forward.

The "Greece Without Disposable Plastics" campaign is a joint intiative of the environment and energy ministry with the Athanasiou K. Laskaridis Public Benefit Foundation that aims to inform and sensitise the public in Greece to the need to change their lifestyle and reduce the volume of disposable plastic used in daily life.

A draft bill on disposable plastics is to be discussed at the next cabinet meeting.

Among those present at the meeting with the prime minister were Environment And Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, the Secretary-General for Natural Environment and Water Konstantinos Aravosis and Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou from the Laskaridis Foundation, who presented him with copies of the promotional material created for the campaign.

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