On Saturday 18th of September, in line with our 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝘆 𝗦𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 and on the occasion of the International Coastal Clean-up Day, our team organized a Beach Clean-up Event in collaboration with local NGO Let’s Make Cyprus Green.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 ‘𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺’ 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝟮 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟳 𝗯𝗮𝗴𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟮𝟱𝟬𝗸𝗴! The collected waste was separated into recyclable and not recyclable materials and was disposed of accordingly.
The most common form of litter found were cigarette butts.
Did you know that most cigarette filters are made out of a plastic like material called cellulose acetate? The fibers in cigarette filters behave just like plastics in our oceans, the UV rays from the sun may break the fibers down into smaller pieces, but they never disappear.
We would like to thank all participants for joining our efforts and congratulate Let’s Make Cyprus Green for their inspiring work and for motivating people and organizations in working towards a greener and more sustainable environment.