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1. Rainwater everywhere contains unsafe levels of 'forever chemicals'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rainwater-everywhere-contains-unsafe-levels-of-forever-chemicals

Rainwater everywhere on Earth has been found to contain dangerous levels of man-made 'forever chemicals' linked to cancer and other illnesses, a study has found....

2. Single-use plastics banned from October 1st

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/single-use-plastics-banned-from-october-1st

As of October 1, 2022, single-use plastics products will no longer be available for sale or use in Cyprus....

3. Construction costs continued its steady rise in June

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/construction-costs-continued-its-steady-rise-in-june

The Price Index of Construction Materials continued its rising trend in June, reflecting the increased cost borne by contractors and rising prices in the construction sector....

4. Construction materials up by 21.81% in May 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/construction-materials-up-by-21-81-in-may-2022

The Price Index of Construction Materials went up by 21.81% in May 2022 compared to the corresponding month of 2021, and continued the upward trend that follows since January 2021....

5. Plastic waste could be a thing of the past thanks to a new enzyme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plastic-waste-could-be-a-thing-of-the-past-thanks-to-a-new-enzyme

Plastic waste dumped in landfills could be cleared sooner than expected after engineers developed an enzyme that can break it down in just a few hours....

6. Study: Microplastics found in human blood for the first time

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/study-microplastics-found-in-human-blood-for-the-first-time

Microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic less than 0.2 of an inch (5mm) in diameter – have been found in human blood for the first time....

7. COVID face masks are a ticking plastic bomb

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/covid-face-masks-are-a-ticking-plastic-bomb

Every minute of the day we throw away 3 million face masks. Many end up as potentially toxic micro- and nanoplastic or carriers for other toxicants in the environment, researchers warn....

8. Cyprus produced 543,000 tons of solid waste in 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-produced-543-000-tons-of-solid-waste-in-2020

Today, March 18, marks World Recycling Day. It is the day when people around the world raise awareness on the importance of recycling and reuse, which are key to converting waste into resources for a circular economy....

9. MIT researchers create new material as strong as steel and light as plastic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/mit-researchers-create-new-material-as-strong-as-steel-and-light-as-plastic

MIT researchers have developed a new material that's as strong as steel but as light as plastic....

10. Plastics clampdown is key to climate change fight, EU environment chief says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plastics-clampdown-is-key-to-climate-change-fight-eu-environment-chief-says

Progressive reduction of fossil fuel-based plastics is crucial to tackling climate change, the EU’s top environmental official said, ahead of a United Nations meeting to launch talks on a world-first treaty to combat plastic pollution....

11. Price Index of Construction Materials increases by 17.1% in December 2021

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/price-index-of-construction-materials-increases-by-17-1-in-december-2021

The Price Index of Construction Materials had a 17.1% increase in December 2021, compared to December 2020, reaching 119.66 units (base year 2015=100), according to data by the Statistical Service of Cyprus....

12. Mediterranean ‘drowning’ in 3,760 tonnes of plastics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mediterranean-‘drowning-in-3-760-tonnes-of-plastics

The Mediterranean is ‘drowning’ with about 3,760 metric tonnes of plastic from its shores and surface to its bottom, according to a new Greek scientific study....

13. Prices of construction materials up by 17.87% in November

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/prices-of-construction-materials-up-by-17-87-in-november

The Price Index of Construction Materials for November 2021 recorded an increase of 17.87% compared to the same month of the previous year, according to data released Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus....

14. Some 66,000 plastic bottles, bags, straws and wrappers contaminate our beaches in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/some-66-000-plastic-bottles-bags-straws-and-wrappers-contaminate-our-beaches-in-cyprus

Cyprus has 69 Blue Flag beaches and this makes the need to protect our coastline even more urgent....

15. Lidl Cyprus celebrates 10th anniversary

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/lidl-cyprus-celebrates-10th-anniversary

A press conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of its operation was carried out by Lidl Cyprus on Tuesday, November 10, in a virtual environment and in the presence of institutions and representatives of the media...

16. Over 200,000 tonnes of plastic leaking into the Mediterranean each year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-200-000-tonnes-of-plastic-leaking-into-the-mediterranean-each-year

A new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report finds that an estimated 229,000 tonnes of plastic is leaking into the Mediterranean Sea every year, equivalent to over 500 shipping containers each day. Unless significant measures are taken to address mismanaged waste, the main source of the leakage, this will at least double by 2040. ...

17. 14 new coronavirus cases in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/14-new-coronavirus-cases-in-cyprus

Cyprus detected 14 new coronavirus cases after conducting 3,775 tests on Wednesday....

18. Repair and Prepare: EU unveils €750 bln plan for coronavirus recovery

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/repair-and-prepare-eu-unveils-€750-bln-plan-for-coronavirus-recovery

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday a plan to borrow on the market and then disburse to EU countries 750 billion euros in grants and loans to help them recover from their coronavirus slump, giving an immediate boost to the euro....

19. Cyprus on track to miss EU recycling targets

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-on-track-to-miss-eu-recycling-targets

20. EP approves a new law banning single-use plastic items

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ep-approves-a-new-law-banning-single-use-plastic-items

21. Brexit – Deal or No Deal?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brexit-–-deal-or-no-deal

It seems that you can’t read the news today without some mention of Brexit. The referendum that took place took place in 2016 it now nearing the deadline and Europe as a whole is at the edge of their seats...

22. Team launches world’s first ocean cleanup system

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/team-launches-world-s-first-ocean-cleanup-system

A first trial of a massive cleanup of plastic in the ocean, an effort that has been in the works for five years, was launched in San Francisco on Saturday...

23. Experts warn of pollution in areas hit by Attica wildfires

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/experts-warn-of-pollution-in-areas-hit-by-attica-wildfires

As a judicial investigation into last month’s catastrophic wildfires in parts of Attica gathers pace, experts have warned of toxic pollution in the areas affected by the blazes....

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