The press event of the project «SUPMed» took place online by the Chamber of Heraklion

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On Monday, December 13th, 2021, the project's press event entitled: "Reducing the consumption and distribution of single-use plastics in the tourism industry in Cyprus, Greece and Malta", also known as"SUPMed",was held online.  

During the event, participants had the opportunity to get informed about the problems faced by the environment and in particular the touristic industry by the use of Single Use Plastics (SUPs), the agenda of European Union for the reduction and replacement of SUPs, what is presented within Greek Legislation  for SUPs for the next years to come as well as the forecasted results and outcomes of the project.   During the event, the free online Decision-support tool (DST) available for the hotels  that  has been developed was presented.  The DST provides sustainable and available alternatives to single-use plastics, taking into account their costs and environmental impacts during their lifecycle.   The event was also attended by a representative of a pilot hotel, who presented his experience of participating in SUPMed activities.

The event was organized online through the Zoom platform by the Chamber of Heraklion.

                                                        

For the three Mediterranean regions participating in the project (Malta, Cyprus, Crete) best practice guides will be developed to present the findings from pilot hotels, the impact of plastic waste on human health and the environment,  ways to reduce single-use plastics in tourism and other sectors and  more  environmentally friendly and affordable alternatives  available.  These guides will be disseminated to  SMEs,  Non-Governmental / No Profit Organizations, Tourist  Accommodations and other relevant stakeholders across Europe, as an additional support tool for the replacement of  single-use plastics.

SUPMed project will run until June 2023 with a total budget of 1,279,405.00 euros. The six partners taking part at the consortium of the project  are Aspon Consulting Ltd – Leader Partners (CY), Heraklion Chamber (GR), Anelixis Development Consultants S.S.A. (GR), Cellock Ltd (CY), AIS Environment (MT) and Cyprus Hotel Association (CY).  Upon completion of the project, the partnership of SUPMed project aims to reduce the consumption, disposal and impact of single-use plastics in the tourism sector in three Mediterranean regions (Cyprus, Greece, Malta) in line with the EU Directive 2019/904 for the reduction of the impact of plastic products.

The project "Reducing the consumption and disposal of single-use plastics in the tourism industry in Cyprus, Greece and Malta" is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway throughEEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

 

To get more information about the project, follow us at Facebook, Twitter and  LinkedIn visit  the  SUPMed website


Invitation to the 1st Press Event of the project in Crete-Greece that will be held on the 13th of December 2021 via Zoom

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Join us on Monday 13th of December 2021 for the

1st Press Event in Creece

of the project

 “Reducing the Consumption and Disposal of Single-use Plastics (SUP) in the Tourism Industry in Cyprus, Greece and Malta - 2018-1-0572” – SUPMed

 

Time:  11:00am – 12:00pm (Greece time)

Location: via Zoom

Organiser: Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI)

Language: Greek

The press event is free of charge. For more information and registration please contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at +302810331280.

To keep up to date with the project, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The SUPMed project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.


Invitation to the round table discussion “Applying circular economy through waste management and recycling”  8th of December 2021

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Join us for the round table discussion:

“Applying circular economy through waste management and recycling”

Wednesday 8 December 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 (CET)

Location: www.eeagrants.evento-digitale.it

During the event, the following topics will be discussed in regard to circular economy through waste management and recycling:

1.Current best practices from both the public (e.g. municipalities) and private sectors (e.g. tourist establishments)

2.Awareness raising and education for youth and adults

3.Incentivising change in behaviour

Dissemination of project results and maximising their long-term impacts

The event is free of charge. For more information and registration please contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at +35 722 270 897. (Limited availability) 

To keep up to date with the project, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and visit our project website.


The 2nd press online event of the project SUPMed in Cyprus, organised by Cyprus Hotel Association, has been successfully implemented

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On Tuesday 26th of October 2021, the Cyprus Hotel Association has successfully implemented the 2nd press online event of the project titled “Reducing the Consumption and Disposal of Single-use Plastics in the Tourism Industry in Cyprus, Greece and Malta”, also known as “SUPMed”, in Cyprus.

Several stakeholders of the project, based in Cyprus, were invited, such as representatives of tourist establishments, suppliers and SMEs, representatives from local and national public authorities, etc.

During the 2nd press event, the attendees had the chance to learn more about the progress made so far in the project, the contribution of the EEA and Norway Grants and to hear first-hand from the pilot tourist establishments in Cyprus on their experience in participating in the project so far. In addition, an overview of the bespoke free web-based decision-support tool (DST) that has been developed as part of the project was also provided. The tourist establishments that are participating in the pilot sample of the project in Cyprus are:

  • GrandResort, Limassol
  • Atlantica Mare Village, Ayia Napa
  • Radisson Blue Hotel, Larnaca
  • The Royal Apollonia, Limassol

If you want to stream the press event, please follow the link here.

 About the project:

The SUPMed project runs until June 2023 with a total budget of €1,279,405.00. The six project partners participating in the project are Aspon Consulting Ltd as the Lead Partner (CY), Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (GR), Anelixis Development Consultants S.A. (GR), Cellock Ltd (CY), AIS Environment (MT) and the Cyprus Hotel Association (CY).

The project consortium aims to reduce the consumption, disposal and impacts of SUP in the tourism sector in these three regions, in line with EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impacts of plastic products. Through this project, the partners will support samples of coastal tourist establishments in Cyprus, Malta and Greece (Crete) via pilots to move to sustainable resource-efficient business models. The establishments will identify and replace commonly-used SUP with environmentally friendlier, readily available and affordable alternatives. The pilot samples will be supported in phasing out and replacing SUP via a bespoke free web-based decision-support tool (DST) that will be developed. The DST will present viable and available alternatives to the most commonly used SUP, taking into consideration the cost and environmental impacts of each alternative across its life-cycle.

Following the completion of the pilot in each of the three regions, best practise guides will be developed that will present the findings of the pilots, the impacts of plastic waste on human health and the environment, how to reduce SUP in the tourism and other sectors and what envirionmentally friendlier and affordable alternatives are available. These guides will be disseminated to SMEs, NGOs, tourist establishments and other relevant stakeholders in the three regions and across Europe, as an additional support tool in replacing SUPs.

The project “Reducing the Consumption and Disposal of Single-use Plastics in the Tourism Industry in Cyprus, Greece and Malta” is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

 

To keep up to date with the project, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and visit our project website.


"Reducing the Consumption and Disposal of Single-use Plastics in the Tourism Industry in Cyprus, Greece and Malta"
project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
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