No place for pointless plastic

Keep our sand and sea plastic free


Bringing together tourists, tourism businesses and residents to cut consumption of single-use plastic in coastal regions.


What is the point of single-use plastic? Only 16% of it is recycled, and too much reaches the sea where it harms marine ecosystems.
Ayia Napa, Protaras and the wider Famagusta region of Cyprus is well known for its beautiful beaches, an important resource for both tourism and local wildlife.


The Mediterranean Sea has one of the highest levels of plastic pollution in the world
80% of rubbish collected on Cyprus beaches is plastic waste.
If nothing changes, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish.

This new initiative IS bringing together tourists, tourism businesses and residents across the region to cut consumption of single-use plastic so that less of it enters the waste stream

This will include:

Training and advising

Training and advising hotel staff on how to use less plastic.

Changing procurement

Changing practices in hotels and businesses to avoid single-use plastic.

Raising awareness

Raising awareness of the problem with residents and tourists to gain support.


Encouraging local people to cut out single-use plastic.

our targets

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reduction in targeted single-use plastic items procured by tourism businesses

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of residents and tourists increase awareness of single-use plastic problem


Organisations who sign up to take part in this initiative will have access to online resources. These include:

Guidance for hotels – how to stay Covid-safe while cutting single-use plastic in all areas of the hotel

Facts for hotels – information and basic steps you can take to approach Covid safety without resorting to plastic

Plastic Free Hotel Training Toolkitto help hotels to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste created by hotel operations

Animation– to explain why we need to keep our sand and sea plastic free. In two different lengths, English and Greek

get involved

why sign up?

what does it involve?

Public sector organisations

Help communicate the campaign to local residents, for instance by including information in newsletters, utilities bills and at public events.

hotels and tourism businesses

Use a toolkit which will help you reduce procurement of single-use plastics. It will offer guidance on changing operational practices and communicating with guests

Use the campaign materials to educate tourists on why we are trying to go plastic-free (and thereby reduce demand for plastic items in your hotel, bar or restaurant).

We will support you to train staff on best practices – eg not using plastic bags for laundry, creating water refill stations, not using plastic straws and so on.

contact us

Please register your interest here.

For any enquiries, please contact Panagiota Koutsofta at