Beach Cleaning Projects

 

Since 1988, RAM EUROPE has been involved in the field of beach cleaning. Initially by representing foreign firms and by performing small beach cleaning projects. After this initial period, the first research projects for the construction of prototype beach cleaning machines began to be followed by the industrial manufacture of beach cleaning machines.

RAM EUROPE is the first company in Greece to be involved with beach cleaning projects.

 







After public tenders were held, RAM EUROPE undertook to perform the following projects:

• The prototype beach cleaning project in East Attica in the period of 1991 - 1993 .
• The next project was the beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica and the islands of Salamina and Aegina.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading for the beaches of the Hellenic
Organization of Tourism in Attica (1994)

1995:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of South Attica and the islands of Aegina and Hydra.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Achaia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the islands of Kea and Andros.


1996:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fthiotida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of East Attica.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Boeotia.


1997:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of East Attica.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Herakleion.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Lasithi.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Arkadia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Zakinthos.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Achaia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fthiotida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fokida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Boeotia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Thesprotia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Euboea.

1998:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fthiotida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fokida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Achaia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Arkadia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Thesprotia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Boeotia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Herakleion.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Lasithi.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania.

1999:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Achaia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Korinthos.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Arkadia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Thesprotia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Boeotia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fokida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Herakleion.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Melivoia.

2000:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Lefkada.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Thesprotia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Chania.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Achaia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fokida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Arkadia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefeture of Aitoloakarnania.

2001:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality if Alonnisos.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Melivoia.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Fokida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Arkadia.
• Reformation - maintenance - renovation of beach areas in Nafpaktos - Antirrion.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Boeotia.


2002:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Perfecture of Boeotia
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Perfecture of Thesprotia
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Perfecture of Fthiotida
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Community of Saronida
• After a tender was held, RAM EUROPE undertook the following beach cleaning project in Romania: "Sanitation of the Romanian beaches on a surface of 50,5 ha, in the Jupiter-Mangalia areas and the Mamaia resort, Constanta county", in the period 8 June - 20 September 2002.


2003:
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in "Asteria", Glyfada
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Lavreotiki.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Port Authority of Rafina.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Stilida.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Salamina.
• Beach cleaning and levelling in the Municipality of Akrata
• Beach cleaning in the Community of Parnassos, Achaia
• Beach cleaning in the Municipality of Serifos
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Kamena Vourla
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Molos
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Ag. Konstantinos
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Dafnousioi
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Atalanti
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Opountioi
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Municipality of Oropis
• The beach cleaning project in the county of Constanta, Romania, will continue this year, since RAM EUROPE has signed a new contract for cleaning the beaches in the county for the next 5 years.

2004:
• Beach cleaning in the Municipality of Kassandra
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the islands of Aegina, Salamina and of the beaches in Piraeus.
• Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Eastern Attica (in the northern segment, from Chalkoutsi to Mati).
• Beach cleaning in the Municipality of Oropion

2005:
• Beach cleaning in the Municipality of Paros

2006:
• Beach cleaning in the Municipality of Rethimno
• Beach cleaning in the Municipality of Artemida



All beach cleaning projects were performed with the support of environmental
researchers, in cooperation with ecological organizations and using a special methodology.



PROGRAM OF ENVIRONEMNTAL UPDATING AND SENZITIZATION FOR THE PUBLIC ON BEACH ADOPTION

The Mediterranean SOS Network and the Ecological Recycling Society, following the previous cooperation with the Ministry of Environment in the summer of 1994 for the updating and sensitization of citizens in the beaches of Attica, implemented an updating and senzitization program for 1995, in the Prefecture of Attica, the Prefecture of Achaia and the islands.


A. PROGRAM STAGES

The program concerned the updating and sensitization of citizens aiming at the upgrading and protection of beaches.

At the same time, the program constituted a part of the beach adoption project. It addressed the inhabitants, sunbathers, school, generally any agency and:

• It informed the public to not leave waste on the beach as well as the sea.
• It encouraged the citizens to play an active role in protecting a beach by cleaning it, preventing peremptory constructions, the progress follow up on the beach so as to avoid the illegal cast of waste, soil etc.

B. MATERIALIZATION
The program took place in selected beaches before applying it as well as in coastal Local Authorities Organizations, while a beach cleaning project was at the same time performed.

 

AWARD IN TENDER FOR THE PURPOSES OF HABITAT II

RAM EUROPE, with its proposal "Beach Cleaning and Upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica, and the islands of Aegina and Salamina" it participated and was awarded in a tender for the evaluation of the best examples of environmental interventions and interventions in urban-planning for the purposes of Conference UN HABITAT II Conference.



The rationale of the evaluation committee, which includes among others representatives from the Ministry of the Environment, the National Committee of HABITAT II and the Technical Chamber of Greece, is described below:
( The committee decided the reward of the proposal)
..."Beach cleaning and upgrading in the Prefecture of Attica and the island of Salamina", submitted by Mr. Theodore Rentzos, as representative of RAM EUROPE, project contractor, planned and financed by the Ministry of the Environment, for the following reasons:


 

• It implements an original, pioneer and complete intervention for protecting and preserving the quality of natural environment in coastal areas that are located in big urban centers and are suitable for collective pleasure, rendering a clean and hygienic natural environment.
• It has an especially important effect on the quality of life for a big percentage of the urban population of the country.
• It utilizes effectively the contemporary technology, by successfully adjusting it to the particular local and labor needs, by simple means, practical as well as economical interests.
• It serves issues of national importance for improving the environment in areas of maritime relaxation, with positive effects on the local and national economy.
• It is an example for further application of such interventions, with initiatives from a local authorities level.
• It is an example of effective cooperation between public and private agencies".


 

 

   
 
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