The 2nd press online event of the project SUPMed in Cyprus, organised by Cyprus Hotel Association, was concluded on Tuesday, a press release says.
According to the press release circulated by the Cyprus Hotel Association, the Association 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 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.