The 2nd Plastic Free Beach was launched on Wednesday 1st of June 2022 in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Tourism. It encourages & 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 & Paralimni Municipality.
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
- The Awareness Raising Artwork “NEFELI” hosts us at the beach and seeks to highlight the importance of protecting our oceans, mainly from plastic waste that is the cause of death of thousands of marine creatures every year. It was created from plastic waste by students of the Gymnasio Athienou under the guidance of art teacher Vangelis Evangelou.
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 Travel Foundation and the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI).