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Mavikiz
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Recyle

Postby Mavikiz » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:42 am

I am happy living in North Cyprus but I really loathe putting stuff that can be recycled in the bin.
Yes I take stuff regularly to Shah markets small recycle centre and recycle cardboard boxe, but its not enough.

Why has some entrepreneur not worked out that there is money in recycling?

In many poor countries families make their living from selling on recycled goods to businesses who make a fortune from this rubbish.

So why are local municipalities so backward in seeing the advantages of recycling?

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Re: Recyle

Postby fluter » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:21 pm

Afraid it is because of a Cypriot disease Mavikiz.

It is called "Apathy", it is also what prevents the TRNC from bothering to counter GC propaganda.

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Re: Recyle

Postby Dan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:31 pm

Sad but true... same for people dumping rubbish or just throwing it out of the window while driving :shock:

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Re: Recyle

Postby joan54 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:34 am

I take my plastic bags to KAR, at least they re-use them. However I agree the fact that there isn't official recycling goes against the grain.

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Re: Recyle

Postby old trucker » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:14 am

When we were in the UK we watched our dust bin men throw everything into the back of their truck so it was a waste of our time sorting and putting things in the different bins.

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Re: Recyle

Postby LooseBoots » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:37 pm

Here in Portugal every tiny village has recycling bins for paper , bottles and plastic/metal plus general rubbish.

When we lived in TRNC there were a few places that collected plastic bottles tops . Think one of the collection points was the Citizens advice in Girne. Perhaps other members could advise.

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Re: Recyle

Postby Mavikiz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:56 am

Hi Looseboots nice to see you.
There is no longer a citizens advice in Girne it closed down sone time ago.
The Rotary club collect blue bottle tops for wheelchairs.
Shah market has a small recycle centre in the car park
Joan is right KAR always need bags

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Re: Recyle

Postby ana_banana » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:37 pm

We tried to open a sorting facility for the Lapta-Alsancak administrative areas. We had a ready project, financial and administrative plan, and a high chance of receiving the money for the project. However, we needed a permission from the town councils and a consent to provide all the collected garbage to our facility.

At the meeting with the mayors of the above mention towns and some other people from local political parties, we were told that a similar project was already being implemented, and there wouldn't be need in ours, blah-blah-blah. No facility two years down the road, and no solution for the ecological catastrophe, which is approaching faster than they all think. Needless to say, no one wants to share a goldmine. However, in North Cyprus no one want to mine it as well.

Huge disappointment. Well, at least Firat Ataser supported our idea, but he was one against them all.

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Re: Recyle

Postby LooseBoots » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:00 pm

ana_banana wrote:
> We tried to open a sorting facility for the Lapta-Alsancak administrative
> areas. We had a ready project, financial and administrative plan, and a
> high chance of receiving the money for the project. However, we needed a
> permission from the town councils and a consent to provide all the
> collected garbage to our facility.
>
> At the meeting with the mayors of the above mention towns and some other
> people from local political parties, we were told that a similar project
> was already being implemented, and there wouldn't be need in ours,
> blah-blah-blah. No facility two years down the road, and no solution for
> the ecological catastrophe, which is approaching faster than they all
> think. Needless to say, no one wants to share a goldmine. However, in North
> Cyprus no one want to mine it as well.
>
> Huge disappointment. Well, at least Firat Ataser supported our idea, but he
> was one against them all.
Yes that must be very frustrating.
You can only support what schemes there are, like the Rotary club.
With our bottle tops we tried to be a local point that our near neighbours brought them to. Then when we had enough we took them to the then Citizens Advice.

At least you can support the Rotary Club and maybe work through them to improve general recycling.


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