Newsroom / CNA
There are 22 green points operating across Cyprus, Environment Minister Costas Kadis said on Thursday, adding that the aim is to set up another 14 large green points to accommodate densely populated areas and dozens more smaller drop-off points in rural areas.
Speaking to the press during a visit to the Paphos district, Kadis said that the green point strategy has proven that the state needs to stand by the public and offer assistance through various projects that will accommodate them and make their lives easier. Green points are also vital for reducing the detrimental phenomenon of illegal waste dumping across the island’s rural areas, he said.
Kadis said the numerous smaller green points to be installed in rural areas, to be dubbed ‘green corners’, will feature the placement of a container that will collect certain kinds of waste and will be connected with a mobile green point.
Kadis said that new green points to be set up in rural areas will be connected with bigger spots for better management of the material being unloaded there.
Kadis noted that green points are a very important tool for the introduction of the EU strategy for sorting waste at the source.