Both of the final events have been completed, bringing the MarLitCy project to its end. It was a successful two days where we could celebrate the project, its participants and all the winners.
Thank you to everyone who made a project a successful one.
Photos and a highlights reel of the event can be found below.
We have completed the evaluation of the submitted entries and have identified the winners!
We have also put together all of the submitted entries!
Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners!
More info and list of winners and submissions on the competitions page.
The second (and final) final event for MarLitCy is planned for this Friday the 11th of March!
More info in the below press release.
The targeted beach cleanups and data collection that have been underway for the past year have resulted in the publication of an open-access paper in the internationally-renowned journal Marine Pollution Bulletin!
The paper is available to read using this link.
The MarLitCy project is coming to an end, we are celebrating this with 2 final events! The first is planned for this Friday the 25th of February!
More info in the press release below.
The partners of the MarLitCy Project announce the Responsible Coastal Business Best Practice Competition.
The aim of this competition is to exhibit the sustainability best practices implemented by Responsible Coastal Businesses. These practices could include:
• Practices to reduce waste generation, especially plastic waste
• Practices that decrease natural resource use, such as water efficient systems or renewable energy sources
• Practices that increase social sustainability, such as improving accessibility of the beach or the establishment
• Practices that raise awareness on sustainability, marine litter, circular economy in their visitors
The Jury is composed by representatives of the organisations MASDER and AKTI. There are 6 awards available for this competition, 3 for Turkish-Cypriot businesses and 3 for Greek-Cypriot businesses. The winners of the competition will be announced and receive their award at the final event of MarlitCy, on the 25th of February 2022.
To take part please send a list of the sustainability practices applied by your business, alongside the name of your business and its location to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only members of the MarLitCy Responsible Coastal Business Network are eligible to take part in the Responsible Coastal Business Competition. The deadline for submitting applications is the 15th of February 2022.
More info on the Responsible Coastal Business page and the press release below.
In order to acknowledge the members of our Fishing for Litter network we are launching a competition for fishing for litter champion! The fishermen of our network will be visited in person and evaluated based on how well they follow the F4L practices.
The winners will be awarded at the final event on the 25th of February 2022.
More info in the below press release.
Today was our first meeting for the Upcycled Art Workshops! We had an online meeting to present the project to the participants and allow them to get introduced.
We are looking forward to what the students create!
More info on the workshops page.
MarLitCy is launching the second edition of the bicommunal art competitions! As of the 18th of October 2021 applications for the the Creative Writing Competition, Photography Competition and Upcycled Art Competition are open! Use the link below to access the competitions page where you can find the conditions documents that include information on these competitions and how you can apply!
Selected works will be presented in a bi-communal exhibition that will occur at the final event of the project.
Competitions page: http://www.marlitcy.eu/competitions-751190-564795.html
Our latest Meet the Sea and Dive against Debris events are planned together in Ayia Napa on the 9th of October 2021, meeting at Ayia Napa port!
There will also be free diving lessons for youth available!
More info in the social media announcement and press release below.
Using marine litter as a peace-building tool to enhance cooperation and dialogue in Cyprus