Invitation to the 2nd Press Event of the project in Cyprus that will be held on the 26th of October 2021 via Zoom

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Join us on Tuesday 26th of October 2021 for the

2nd Press Event

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

in Cyprus

 

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

Location: via Zoom

Organiser: Cyprus Hotel Association (CHA)

During the press event, the following topics will be discussed:

  1. Information about the project and its implementation progress
  2. The contribution of EEA and Norway Grants to the project
  3. The development of the DST and what can be achieved
  4. Feedback from the pilot tourist establishments in Cyprus participating in the project

 

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. or via phone at +35722452820.

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

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


Update on the data collection process of the pilot in Greece, Crete

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The Greek Partner of the #SUPMedProject Anelixis Development Consultants S.S.A. @Ανέλιξις Σύμβουλοι Ανάπτυξης Μ.Α.Ε, was met with great enthusiasm and amidst an excellent collaboration spirit from the three Cretan pilot samples of the project. The pilot samples provide to the project the necessary data regarding the consumption of single use plastics from the tourism industry in Crete that will help us come closer to the project’s objectives.

During the meetings with the representatives of the three pilot hotel establishments Elounda Palm Hotel, Elounda, Infinity Blue Resort & Spa Enorme Lifestyle Beach, all establishments highly mobilized towards environmental friendly business practices, the team members of Anelixis S.S.A. received valuable feedback and interesting suggestions that will undoubtedly contribute to the progress of the project’s goals and finally to the transition to single-use plastics alternatives.

 

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


The 1st press event of the project SUPMed, organised by Cyprus Hotel Association, has been successfully implemented

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On Wednesday 7 July 2021, the 1st press 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”, was held by Cyprus Hotel Association. The event was held via Zoom due to the COVID-19 restriction measures. 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 1st press event, the attendees had the chance to familiarise themselves with what this project aims to achieve, the methodology to be used by the project partners, the progress made so far, what tourist establishments are participating in each country’s pilot and the contribution of EEA and Norway Grants about the concept of circular economy and how this project will assist tourist establishments in adopting circular economy practices with a focus on the replacement of Single-Use Plastic (SUP) products.

The presentations of the event are available through the link here.

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.

 

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Invitation to the 1st Press Event of the project in Cyprus that will be held on the 7th of July 2021 via Zoom

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Join us on Wednesday 7th of July 2021 for the 1st Press Event

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

in Cyprus

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (GMT+3)

Location: via Zoom

Organiser: Cyprus Hotel Association (CHA)

During the press event, the following topics will be presented:

   1. More information about the project and its progress

   2. The contribution of EEA and Norway Grants to the project

   3. Circular economy and the role of the tourist establishments

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.  or via phone at +35722452820.

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

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