environment waste disposal

Changing Minds: The Path to a Greener Cyprus

The main challenge in combating illegal dumping in Cyprus is not just the littering habits but a deeper issue of a ‘not in my backyard’ mentality. Minister Maria Panayiotou’s action plan addresses this growing problem, as illegal landfills pose fire hazards and reflect a transactional view of land lacking attachment to nature, highlighting the need for reeducation to foster respect for Cyprus’ environment.