The Aglandjia Municipality in Nicosia has a launched a campaign encouraging people to consider alternatives to plastic bags.
The campaign, entitled ‘We are saying goodbye to the plastic bag. What about you?’, was – according to the Municipality – prompted by the environmental problems arising from the overuse of plastic bags.
Sponsored by the CNP Cyprus Group and supported by a number of environmental and other organisations, the campaign earlier this week saw pupils at state primary schools in Aglandjia given canvas tote bags.
Other efforts will be carried out throughout the coming year with the aim of educating more people on the environmental dangers of plastic bags and encourage them to explore other options, including totes.