Organised waste management in Paphos hotels as of 2018

Recycling of waste from Paphos hotels will begin in early 2018, according to President of the Paphos branch of the Pancyprian Hoteliers’ Association, Thanos Michaelides.

Michaelides told CNA that we are at the final stage of approving the tenders, adding that some years ago the Paphos Hoteliers’ Association had funded a study that resulted in a specific solution for waste management at hotels.

This study, he said, had been given to the state services and after a few amendments a new waste management plan was drafted.

Recycling on the basis of the study and the tenders provides for sorting rubbish into three categories, namely organic, inorganic, and recyclable.

Michaelides said that waste management was necessary and considered to be an integral part of a modern tourist industry, adding that many hotels are already recycling.

He said the hotels recycle glass and paper, which indicates that some efforts are being made in parallel with and independently of the new solution to be given in 2018.

This programme will be covered by EU funds and will be carried out in cooperation with the local authorities.

** The report is in the context of the project Rethink: Reduce- Reuse � Recycle which is funded by the EU programme LIFE+ (project code: LIFE13 INF/CY/000910) of the EU. Coordinating Beneficiary: CyBC. Partners: Green Dot Cyprus, Department of Environment, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, CNA, Fost Plus Belgium **

Source: Cyprus News Agency