Dozens of citizens from across the Nicosia district took part on Saturday, March 4, in the Cans For Kids WE CAN Spring Clean-up campaign, held near their recycling center in the Nicosia municipality Green Spot.
According to an association announcement, young people from the bi-communal Peace Players group, medical students from the University of Nicosia and regular volunteers at the recycling charity were joined by adults bringing their children and supporters of other environmental movements in a two-hour endeavour to collect trash from the surrounding areas, which was then brought back to Cans for Kids for sorting.
It is added that about 50 large bags were collected in 30 minutes and the volunteers set about separating what could be recycled from rubbish that had to be discarded, with the aluminium cans that had been collected being compacted in the special machine operating at the site and the plastic and glass bottles being placed in the appropriate area for recycling.
As stated, municipal councillor George Panayiotou expressed his satisfaction for so many young people getting involved in activities that benefitted the whole community and the environment, while Cans For Kids President Rosie Charalambous said that recycling needs to be an ongoing commitment for us all and reminded that the location of Cans For Kids can banks was available on their website (www.cansforkids.org).
The WE CAN project benefits from a grant under the Active Citizens Fund Cyprus programme, supported through a €1.5m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 with the aim of contributing to reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the beneficiary states and the donor states, the statement concludes.