The 1st Plastic Free Beach in Larnaka & the 3rd by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project was launched on Monday 20th of March 2023. It encourages & facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach. This is the 1st ‘Plastic Free Beach’ funded by IUCN & the Fondation Didier et Martine Primat. It is also the 1st ‘Plastic Free Beach’ with the New Branding funded by the Cyprus Environment Foundation (CEF). We are grateful for our sponsors & the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Voroklini Community Council & the Larnaka Tourism Board. We were also honored by the presence of the Commissioner of the Environment, Maria Panayiotou at the event.
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 with Flamingoes that was
created by students of the Gymnasio Athienou under the guidance
of the art teacher Vangelis Evangelou with 300 plastic bottles.
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).