Paper use reduction and paper recycling

Paper use reduction and paper recycling

Paper recycling refers to packaging material from OTE supplies as well as from recycling systems in place at the central OTE administration building and at regional level. The development of a formalized recycling program nation-wide in which all initiatives currently undertaken at regional level would be incorporated, has been initiated. The total quantity of paper recycled under the above-mentioned initiatives was 269 t (the quantities in Attica are recycled through “PAPER RECYCLING SA”). In addition, the Printing Center Complex forwarded 127 t of paper (increased by 34% compared to 2009) to the Non Governmental Organization (NGO) "KLIMAKA".

In total, paper recycling for 2010 is estimated at 32.6 kg of paper per employee.


2010 was the first year that the “PAPIROS” information system (aiming at the electronic management of daily filing work via scanners and electronic routing of internal communications) was fully operational. The reduction of paper consumption is estimated at 356,000 pages.