Cyprus – A charity in Cyprus called Cans for Kids has collected 25 million aluminium beverage cans for recycling since its launch in 1990. Through sales of the used cans, the volunteer-based initiative is raising funds for children’s hospitals.
Some Euro 260 000 worth of state-of-the-art medical equipment has been acquired thanks to the project, according to its co-founder and vice president Rosie Charalambous. The Cans for Kids scheme recycles about 10% of the used beverage cans exported from Cyprus and now has 60 collection points around the country.
Charalambous points out that the initiative was recognised for its efforts in 2013 when it won the so-called ‘Environmental Oscar’ – the Energy Globe Award – in the ‘youth’ category.
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