Lordos plastics donated €1,300 to the University of Cyprus to aid their sea cleaning campaign at a ceremony on Wednesday.

More than 150kg of disposable plastics have been removed at a 10-metre depth, through the university’s campaign ‘Because Together We Can Make a Difference’.

The collected plastic will be recycled into environmentally friendly products.

Lordos plastics collaborated with the university’s diving team, including diving instructor Giannis Mylonas and sports centre director, Michalis Krasia, for this initiative.

“Our company has set as a goal to reach a 0 per cent carbon footprint in the environment by 2025,” Lordos United sales director, Constantinos Vafiadis said.

The university’s rector, Tassos Christofides, accepted the financial endorsement for their student welfare fund from Vafiadis.

This initiative protects the marine environment and will aid university students in their financial struggles.

The university’s student welfare association spent €150,000 to financially support 350 students in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Alphamega supermarkets’ profits from eco-bags were also donated to the university’s welfare fund.

Lordos plastics is the first to launch these eco-bags made from 80 per cent recyclable materials, certified by the German International Organisation Blue Angel.

Lordos Plastics produces 8,500 tonnes of plastic each year and recycles 2,000 tonnes, according to Lordos United.

The university aims to collaborate with future initiatives benefitting the environment, society and their students, said the rector. The sports council is open to these initiatives, sports council president, Yiorgos Kyriazis added.

Christofides thanked lordos plastics and the diving team.