Ayia Thekla Beach is the 6th ‘Plastic Free Beach’ created by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project and was launched in Ayia Thekla, Sotira, Famagusta on Sunday, 17 December 2023. The ‘Plastic Free Beach’ concept is to organise a beach that encourages and facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach. We are grateful for our sponsors & the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, ETAP Famagusta, Sotira Municipality and Kentro Neotitas Sotiras.
The Plastic Free Beach Provides the following:
- Water Refill Station with Cold, Filtered & Free Water – so just remember to bring your refillable bottle from home & you are covered for the day!
- Smoking Area to park your cigarette butts
- Awareness Raising Signs
- Toybox Library to Borrow, Play and Return toys.
The ‘Plastic Free Beach’ concept is an idea of the “Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free, Destination Zero Plastic in Cyprus” Project. The Project aims to bring together tourists, tourism businesses and residents to cut consumption of single-use plastic in coastal regions so that less plastic ends up in the sea reducing plastic pollution. It is an initiative of the TUI Care Foundation in partnership with the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI).