Whether you have an 80-footer (24-meter) or 280-footer (85-meter), disposing of fruit peels, coffee grounds, and similar “eco” waste when you’re in Greece is just a call away. Entrepreneurial-minded locals have expanded their door-to-dock and -anchorage Octopi provisioning service to include collecting non-hazardous waste.
Siblings Anna and Christos Backos, who also have American heritage, along with their friend Anastasios Papadopoulos own Octopi. They initially created the company to deliver produce, cheese, meat, and other fine foods to luxury homes and yachts around the Saronic Islands. Additionally, they make their deliveries in Salty Bags, which are reusable bags made from old sails. The Backos siblings and Papadopoulos want to avoid using plastic bags.
Inspiration struck to expand the company while the three were vacationing in the islands. Specifically, they realized that some owners and crew couldn’t easily dispose of certain waste. Furthermore, they noticed that even when disposal was possible, it was in plastic bags.
Therefore, starting in July, Octopi will send a team member to your dock or anchorage when you’re in Porto Heli, Spetses, Ermioni, and Hydra. Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly options are all available. Check the website for details, broken down according to yacht size ranges. Even large yachts with garbage rooms may wish to take advantage of the service. Why carry the waste from destination to destination, after all?
On a related subject, Octopi is expanding its provisioning service. Soon, it will offer kitchen essentials, too. Of course, these can come straight to your location as well. Furthermore, Octopi says it will donate a percentage of sales to a marine-wildlife-conservation organization.