Clean Beaches Ethos

Blue Flag

Blue Flag

Several organised beaches in Larnaka region are regular recipients of the coveted EU ‘Blue Flag’ award that recognises the highest standards in cleanliness, water quality, safety and services.

Look out for the recognisable flag flying on awarded beaches.

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Various recycling options are available at beaches, including the municipality’s underground (submerged) recycling bins that form part of the large-scale ‘Rethink – Reduce – Reuse – Recycle’ project aimed at helping large industries to properly separate waste.

During the summer months, additional projects are launched, including a fish-shaped structure ‘recyclefish’ that serves as a giant collection point for plastic bottles and other items.

Regular beach and sea cleaning campaigns are also held by volunteer groups from various organisations, including clubs, associations and Larnaka-based companies, as well as under the umbrella of related EU environmental programmes and campaigns.


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Eco Beach Ashtrays

Eco Beach Ashtrays

The innovative project ran for three summer seasons (2017, 2018, 2019) on several, popular organised beaches, and was highly successful in encouraging beachgoers to dispose of their cigarette ends in the lidded, cone-shaped, biodegradable ashtrays instead of on the sand.

In its first year alone, an astounding 84,300 cigarette ends (weighing a whopping 42.15 kg in total) were disposed of in the specially provided bins during June, July and August 2017.

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