Another initiative is added to the "GREEN BRIDGE" action plan, in order to make even "greener" the daily life for the Rio - Antirrio Bridge and its users.
Having already reduced the carbon footprint of the Bridge by 84.5% from 2015 until today, we continue our efforts by replacing the paper for toll receipts with a new, ecological type of certified blended paper (FSC / C164556) from responsible sources.
The certified ecological paper comes from well-managed forests and is produced following strictly controlled production processes, applying practices of environmental protection and mitigation of the effects of climate change.
Going one step further, Gefyra Litourgia S.A., in an effort to offset the carbon emissions from the use of ecological toll receipts and make them carbon neutral, has developed a partnership with Climate Partner, an international organization aiming to reduce or offset carbon emissions produced by companies worldwide.
Through this partnership, the production of carbon emissions from the toll receipts was calculated based on internationally recognized standards and then fully offset through the support of a certified carbon offset project for providing drinking water in the area of Kono at Sierra Leone.
More information about this project can be found at the following link: https://fpm.climatepartner.com/tracking/19140-2205-1001/en