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Household Hazardous Waste Separation Law Incoming

Starting January 2025, residents must separate hazardous materials like electronics, batteries, and pharmaceuticals from regular waste, aiming to mitigate environmental and health risks. Public education campaigns and expanded collection facilities support this regulation, promoting a circular economy and responsible waste management.

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Cyprus and Greece Team Up for Environmental Sustainability

Cyprus and Greece are joining forces to improve environmental sustainability by focusing on urban waste management, recycling systems, and the conservation of Natura 2000 sites. Through collaborative efforts, the two nations are aiming to align their policies with EU directives and engage government, citizens, and businesses for a greener, more sustainable future.

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Nicosia Achieves Top Five Status in European Mobility

Nicosia surged to fifth place in the 2023 European Mobility Week awards, showcasing its dedication to sustainable mobility and urban environmental stewardship. Through prioritizing public transport, cycling, and walking, the city sets a high standard for sustainable urban planning, earning recognition among 65 European cities.

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Charalambos & Elena Pattihis Foundation: Annual Activity Report 2023

In 2023, the Charalambos & Elena Pattihis Foundation continued to make a significant impact on Cyprus, from supporting cultural institutions like the Takis Pattichis Museum to enhancing healthcare and social welfare services through partnerships. Their commitment to preserving history, fostering health, and engaging in community and environmental initiatives showcases their dedication to improving the lives of all Cypriots.

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Cyprus Advances Waste Management with ‘Pay as You Throw’ Initiative

Cyprus is revolutionizing waste management with its ‘Pay as You Throw’ initiative, charging residents based on the amount of waste they dispose of to promote recycling and reduce environmental impact. This ecoconscious move aims to instill a culture of responsibility and transparency in waste generation, setting an example for global sustainable practices.

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Pulling up a Chair to Cyprus Craft

The Phini Chair initiative in Cyprus, led by the Dio Dio Collective, aims to revive the traditional chairmaking industry in the village of Phini. It focuses on preserving this craft through skill transmission, research, and documentation, highlighting cultural resilience and the importance of sustainable practices in artisanal craftsmanship. The Dio Dio Collective, founded by Konstantina Achilleos and Tuomas Venalainen, utilizes reclaimed materials and recycled silver to create unique pieces of handicraft, including the Phini Chair. Through their research and education efforts, they aim to inspire others to embrace and innovate upon these timehonored techniques, while also seeking tangible cultural policy support to sustain the island’s heritage.

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Urgent Call to Address Violence Against Women in the North

The Turkish Cypriot police in the North have implemented a zerotolerance policy towards violence against women, with a specialized branch established in 2018 and extended across the region by 2021. With 831 complaints already registered this year, the police are committed to immediate evaluation and sensitive investigation of all reports, emphasizing their zerotolerance stance and rapid legal action. Meanwhile, the government has invested in 40 electric vehicles, setting an example for sustainability and future green technology adoption.

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