Panhellenic Educational Competitions

Panhellenic Educational Competitions

A key component of the "Panhellenic Educational Recycling Competitions" implemented by the National Collective System REWARDING RECYCLING is to raise awareness and to prompt the active participation of young people and especially students in the recycling process.

At the same time, their goal is to implement an Integrated Recycling Program, actively contributing to the reduction of waste and to protect the environment (reduction of electricity and fuel consumption, saving of raw materials, reduction of hazardous pollutants etc.), achieving significant results that would also help the National Economy and the National Recycling Goals (reuse and recycling of municipal waste to at least 50% by 2020 and 65% by 2030).

More specifically, Panhellenic Educational Recycling Competitions at Secondary Education Schools and Sports Academies, have been working since 2018, under the auspices of His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece, Ieronymos and the General Secretariat of Sports of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. Secondary school classes and sports academies from all over the country can participate. Classes are considered to be all the students (up to 25 students) that make up a school classroom. Sports Academy classes are groups of athletes of up to 25 people, who are enrolled in the same Sports Academy (valid for ages 12-18).

Where Integrated Rewarding Recycling Centers and Environmental Education and Recycling Parks operate, students can return plastic, metal and glass items of packaging for recycling. At the end of the packaging recycling process at the high-tech recycling machines, the coupon for the Panhellenic Recycling Competition is automatically printed. Students or athletes collect these coupons, which they have to deliver to a certain place and date, to be announced before the end of the contest at

The three (3) Secondary School classes or Sports Academy classes that recycle the most packaging receive three (3) unique gifts.

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