Municipal beach cleaning in Limassol (Cyprus)
Cleaning of a stretch of beach covering 3.2 km takes place year round by the Municipality of Limassol. Between April and October, cleaning takes place two times a week, whereas in the off-peak tourist season (November to March) the beach is cleaned only once a week. The activities that take place involve: emptying the rubbish bins, collecting larger pieces of litter from the beach by hand and collection of smaller pieces of litter (e.g. cigarette butts) by a specialized vehicle.
It is estimated that about 500 tonnes of litter are collected from this Limassol beach every year. Of these, 80% (about 400 tonnes) is from land-based sources (mostly from tourists on the beach) whereas the remaining 20% (about 100 tonnes) comes from the sea. The main types of litter collected are plastics, paper, glass, cigarette butts and vegetables.
|Place / Location||Cyprus|
|Type of Initiative||Policy/Regulation Implementation|
|Initiated by||Limassol Municipality|
|Involved Stakeholders||None – only the Municipality and its workers|
|Funding/Financial Support||Funded by the Municipality|
|Success Rate||Very Successful|
|Case Study prepared by||
Mr. Sergis Sergiou, Municipality of Limassol,
Mr. Marios Aristotelous, Municipality of Limassol
Demetra Orthodoxou, ISOTECH Ltd
MARLISCO Partner 12