|Cleanup at Karnagio Beach|
LET’S MAKE CYPRUS GREEN (LMCG) hosted a beach cleanup at Karnagio Beach on, September 29th, 2018. Karnagio Beach is located in the area between the old and new port of Limassol – – only minutes away from the Limassol Marina. This area has been previously described in the media as an ‘open sore’ and a ‘dumping ground’.
In just 2 hours of cleaning a section of the beach, over 100 bags full of trash and recyclable materials were collected:
70 full bags of trash
52 full bags of recyclable materials
In total: 122 bags adding up to 1,136kg of waste, from plastic bottles, beverage cans, drinking straws, and much more – – not to mention an abundance of abandoned furniture.
A total of 65 multicultural volunteers came from all areas of Cyprus to participate at the Karnagio Beach cleanup, including company EY and SCF Management Services. Also present and supportive was Limassol Mayor, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides, and the head of the Municipal Health Services, Mr. Dimitris Theoti.
Karnagio Beach may be an eyesore today, but according to Limassol Mayor, Mr. Nicolaides, there are development plans to connect the Limassol Marina, the Old Port, and Karnagio Beach to become the "New Limassol", which will include a sidewalk, bicycle path, and walkways for pedestrians.
The monthly LMCG cleanup events are open to the public, and the LMCG team encourages everyone to participate. It is only when you "PICK IT UP" that you realise how much litter there is. If you would like to volunteer at the next clean-up event or even become of member of LET'S MAKE CYPRUS GREEN please email email@example.com for more information or visit www.letsmakecyprusgreen.com to learn more about their actions.
Our next clean-up event will be on Sunday, November 18th @ Zakaki Marsh in Limassol from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
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