CANS FOR KIDS LAUNCHES RECYCLING CENTRE
Cans For Kids’ aluminium recycling centre in Nicosia was inaugurated
on December 13th by the head of the Department of the Environment, Nicos
Georgiades, in the presence of former Nicosia mayor Lellos Demetriades.
The new facility houses Cans For Kids’ can sorter and baler, and
will be the charity’s processing centre for the aluminium cans
it collects from all over Cyprus.
The society’s President, Olga Demetriades, thanked Mr Georgiades
and Agriculture Minister Timis Efthimiou for the personal interest they
had taken in the charity’s work, authorising the construction
of the building which houses the can crusher. She also thanked Nicosia
mayor Michalakis Zampelas for providing the site, and expressed the
hope that aluminium recycling on the island would be boosted by the
new facility, which will enable Cans For Kids to extend their activities,
thereby increasing the amount of machinery they can give to the Makarios
Hospital, which has so far received in excess of £115,000 worth
of medical equipment from the charity - bought with the proceeds of
can recycling. Mrs Demetriades announced that another £5,000 worth
of equipment is to be handed over to the hospital in the next few weeks.
The dignitaries backed Mrs Demetriades’ plea to the public to
save their cans over the Christmas holidays and take them to Cans For
Kids’ can banks, which can be found in all the major towns, and
some villages. Exact locations are listed on the Cans For Kids website:
At Monday’s ceremony, the charity also presented a plaque to Kikis
Lefkaritis of Petrolina Holdings (Public) Ltd in recognition of the
company’s unstinting support for their efforts. Petrolina has,
since 2002, been providing the fuel for the charity’s lorry.
For more information about Cans For Kids, call 99-666011.