WAMBO is a team of people who believe in collectiveness, in challenge, in a better world.

Our goal is a successful, self-sustainable social enterprise of waste pickers along with Common Waste Management principles. We work for representing and alleviating the conditions in which waste pickers live and we accept that any single step we make it doesn’t directly lead οn a magic solution.



Dimitra Papoutsoglou

Dimitra is an expert on solid waste management with strong technical experience in the environmental protection industry. She has dealt with protection contracts for pollution preparedness and environmental licensing studies. She involves in circular economy initiatives.


Dimitra Kassapidi

Dimitra is a craftswoman and a collectivist. She works as a maker on the treatment of metal surfaces for the jewelry business. As a political activist, it has participated her to several movements for human rights and environmental protection. Believing in people-powered solutions for the common good, she looks for an open maker space where reuse, revalorization and items remaking would be an accessible choice for everyone.

Sissy Drakatou

Sissy Drakatou

Sissy is a senior accountant in the shipping sector with more than ten years of experience in finance, highly skilled in business planning and decision making. She has been a community volunteer engaged in varying cultural and social projects. With her analytical and multi-tasking approach, she aims to help WAMBO leading into the next level of the social business.


Marianna Vlachokyriakou

Marianna is a professional of special education graduated from Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion Athinon. She is skilled in proposal writing with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organizations industry. Creative and positive thinker, Marianna aims to secure funding sources for WAMBO


Elpida Dioulgaridou

Elpida is a professional human rights expert. She has graduated from the Democritus University of Thrace from the department of Language Literature and Culture of Black Sea Countries and has obtained her master’s in Human Rights and Migration from the University of Macedonia. She has experience in volunteering in many humanitarian organizations and has partaken in social and environmental projects. Elpida aims to help the WAMBO team with her original thinking, humanitarian background, and communication skills.


Maria Lourdi

Maria is a senior environmental consultant with fifteen years of experience in hazardous waste management. She has dealt with a plethora of projects for international waste movements in Europe and Asia, with “green” logistics and procurements and environmental licensing, for both public and private sectors. Lover of nature and passionate about environmental protection, Maria contributes by volunteering to WAMBO in developing resilient networks among solid waste management bodies and civil society.


Tania Apet

Tania holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor in Philosophy from the Belarusian State University. She works as a freelancer media manager (radio, online media) and as a graphic designer in publications in Athens, and also as an art professional. She is an active member of Russian Speaking Community in Greece and also follows European Movements on Human Rights, Feminism, and anti-militarism. She inspires the WAMBO team for enhancing women’s actions in the world’s civil society.