In a particularly festive atmosphere, the Waste & Recycling Awards 2017 were held at the Radisson Blu Park Hotel on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The Waste & Recycling Awards were organized for the 2nd time by Boussias Communications.
EPTA S.A. Environmental Consultants-Engineers, in collaboration with the Omniworks’ IT company, developed the recycling revenue platform followgreen.gr. The platform is concerned with the implementation of a digital application for 'smart' cities and communities connecting the Municipality with citizens, local businesses and schools with a common goal of increasing recycling.
The web platform followgreen.gr was awarded with the golden prize in «Smart Cities Waste Management Applications» category, under the pillar «Waste Management Business».
According to the proposal, the main reasons for awarding the prize to the platform were the following:
- The Municipality has acquired a tool to reward people who recycle by providing them with discounts to local market.
- In a simple and fun way, citizens and students are trained in recycling and learn how to recycle in practice.
- Schools become an active part of the recycling within the Municipality.
- Local market is boosted, and stores receive free publicity through the municipality's platform.