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Preventing plastic reaching the Mediterranean

The use of plastic and its destruction of the environment is an issue that is hard to escape, a report this week stating that every person involved in a Europe wide study even had traces of plastic in their faeces.

Businesses, local authorities and governments around the world are moving to stamp out single use plastic before there is more of it in the sea than fish.

And how to stop it entering our own corner of the ocean will be on the agenda of the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative’s (CSTI), 12th annual general meeting on Friday under the slogan Prevent Plastic in the Mediterranean Sea.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the need to protect and conserve the environment as well as the optimal use of natural resources in addition to improving the social and economic situation of the isolated communities of Cyprus in relation to tourism.

The event is being held under the auspices of President Nicos Anastasiades, while the keynote speaker of the event will be Philippe Mondielli, the scientific director of the prince Albert II of the Monaco Foundation.

On Saturday at 10:30am organisers will host Prevent Plastic in the Mediterranean Sea, a beach cleanup at Akti Olympion to raise awareness about the importance of preventing plastic pollution in the Mediterranean hosted by CSTI and the Limassol municipality.

Anyone wishing to attend the cleanup event should meet at the beach which is located opposite the Enaerios parking space.

Prevent Plastic in the Mediterranean Sea
Annual general meeting of the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative and beach clean up. Friday, October 26 at 6pm at Panos Solomonides Cultural Centre in Limassol. Beach clean up 10.30am Saturday October 27, Akti Olympion, Limassol. Anyone wishing to participate should contact organisers at [email protected] or Tel: 22 252315 or 99 800189

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