Activities

Just Go Zero “Events”

The 3rd Fund and Asset Management Conference is environmentally friendly

Just Go Zero by Polygreen was actively present at the established meeting of Fund and Asset Managers, which was organized at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre on June 22 and 23, 2022 by Hellenic Fund & Asset Management Association and ethosEVENTS.

At the end of the conference, Polygreen’s real-time weighing mechanism calculated the total weight of generated organic waste at 60 kg and total weight of recyclable materials at 114.5 kg, while both were recycled at Polygreen’s own facilities.

From left to right: Haris Markaki, Customer Experience Director of Polygreen, Vassiliki Lazarakou, Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and George Kotopoulos, Group Finance Director of Polygreen.

Just Go Zero “Events”

Sustainable Financing and Circular Economy at the conference ``The Future of Sustainable Finance`` of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission

Sustainable Development becomes a reality with sustainable financing and the appropriate investments. In this context, Just Go Zero by Polygreen showed the participants of “The Future of Sustainable Finance” the role of the Circular Economy and its tangible results.

The footprint of the conference, which was organized by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on June 29, 2022, at Megaron Karatza, was counted in 13.5 kilos of organic waste and 44.5 kilos of recyclable materials. Polygreen has ensured the transfer to its privately owned facilities and their recycling.

Just Go Zero ``Festivals``

Evia Film Project: Recycling, a matter of Culture

The Evia Film Project, as a new initiative of the Thessaloniki Film Festival, was focused on Sustainability and awareness for the preservation of the Environment. The choice of the place was not a random one, as the strengthening of the local communities affected by the large-scale wildfire in 2021 was the ultimate goal of the event.

In addition to its quality spectacle for nature and the future of our planet, the Evia Film Project offered opportunities to make our world a better place. Just Go Zero by Polygreen undertook the recycling of the event’s materials. With 15 recycling stations, a total of 34 kg of plastic, 32 kg of paper and 15 kg of aluminum were collected and recycled at Polygreen’s facilities.

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Innovation and Circular Economy in Athens DAO HACKERHOUSE X

The first circular economy movement Just Go Zero by Polygreen contributed to the Sustainability of the five-day Athens DAO HACKERHOUSE X conference of Esmeralda Events, which took place from 22 to 28 May at Innovathens in the Technopolis City of Athens.

The Just Go Zero App counted real-time the weight of materials at the recycling station and informed attendees of the quantities collected. A total of 84 kg of organic, 59 kg of plastic, 32 kg of glass, 14 kg of aluminum and 2 kg of paper were recycled at the Polygreen facilities.

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Just Go Zero and Nestle use circular economy solutions to manage all recyclables materials produced in Nestle’s Internal Sale Meeting at Goulandris Natural History Museum

Just Go Zero events plan to reduce the environmental impact of meetings, take over all material streams’ management, and forward them into a circular model- to be reused or recycled.

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The first conference supported by Just Go Zero in Greece

Polygreen and Hellenic Advertisers Association paved the way towards the first zero-waste conference in Greece,WFA Global Marketer Conference , the top global meet-up for marketing and communications

Just Go Zero will manage the waste of the conference waste to be recycled and reused, and will record in real time the amount of waste collected with the “Just Go Zero App “. This is how we do the circular economy in practice.

Just Go Zero ``Coffee``

We join forces and we build a better sustainable future by providing a better end to coffee.

Polygreen and everest join forces and paving the way towards a zero-waste world, starting from coffee. Tens of thousands of tons of coffee residues are produced every year in Greece, each of which releases into the atmosphere 340 cubic meters of methane, one of the most important factors that contribute to the phenomenon of climate change.

Just Go Zero Coffee is a pioneering circular economy program which includes the complete recycling and utilization of coffee residues. Through Just Go Zero Coffee, coffee follows a completely circular route and the residues coffee grounds come back to life without ending up in landfills.

The programme is in cooperation with everest

The programme has received a bronze and a silver award at the Boussias Circular Awards 2022.

Just Go Zero ``We Sea More II``

Technology and innovation against marine pollution.

Polygreen and Nestlé Hellas join their forces to remove waste from the marine ecosystem across the Athens Riviera.

This pioneer program is based on innovative technologies, that can detect, record, collect and utilize waste in the marine ecosystem. We manage to collect accurate data on marine pollution of specific coasts and then to the cleaning and restoration of the sea front.

The programme is in cooperation with Nestlé Hellas

The programme has received a gold award at the Boussias Circular Awards 2022.

Just Go Zero ``Cigarette butts``

In collaboration with restaurants and entertainment companies located on over 60 organized beaches
of Attica, Just Go Zero placed special cigarette collection bins and specially designed beach containers (ashtrays) for easy collection.

Cigarette butts undergo special processing and through innovative solutions and technologically advanced
methods are converted into useful materials for the benefit of the circular economy.

Stage I

Ash, tobacco and paper from the butts collected get separated
from the rest of the cigarette body
and are led to further management
in order to produce compost

Stage II

The filter is processed through mechanical
recycling and is converted into secondary
raw material, which goes back into
production,
in the form of material
for new products.

Stage III

Results:
Almost 515,000 butts were collected
for processing.
Over 4 million liters of
sea water was protected
from possible contamination.

The programme lies under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Attica Solid Waste Management Organization (EDSNA).

The programme has received the bronze award at the 2020 Environmental Awards, category “Environmental Excellence to Public Sector”.