Cans For Kids is a registered charity, formed in 1990 to organise the collection and recycling of aluminium cans in Cyprus. To encourage people to save their cans, it was decided to use the proceeds to purchase medical equipment for the children's wards at Cypriot hospitals. Since its inception, more than 25 million cans have been collected, and over €260,000 euros worth of equipment has been donated to the Makarios Hospital in Nicosia, which is the central paediatric hospital in Cyprus, treating seriously ill children from all over the island. By saving your cans for Cans For Kids, not only do you help the environment, but you know that your efforts are giving something back to the community. MAKE YOUR CANS COUNT!

As well as upgrading the equipment - and therefore the standard of care - in Cypriot children's wards, Cans For Kids raises awareness of the benefits of recycling by visiting schools to give talks and show the Cans For Kids video explaining why we should recycle aluminium.

By saving your aluminium cans you:


Cut down significantly on the amount of rubbish going into Cyprus' limited landfill refuse sites.

Save energy: it takes the equivalent of half a drinks can filled with oil to make one new can from scratch and only 5% of that energy to create one from recycled aluminium.

Improve the quality of care given to sick children in Cyprus.

Getting the "recycling habit" couldn't be easier: just keep a bag or container handy near your waste bin and throw empty cans in there rather than the dustbin. When the container is full, take the cans to your nearest Cans For Kids can bank, and we'll do the rest.

Find out more about why you should collect your cans

PLEASE don't trash it - let us cash it!

It costs you nothing


See what Cans For Kids does in this wonderful film made by Elena Aloneftis:


Learn more about aluminium recyling at:

Fun sites for children and useful sites for school projects on energy saving, climate change and recycling:

How recycling can keep our waters clean

school activities on CO2 savings

Saving Money & the Environment: A Kid's Guide to Recycling

Recycling and Paper Arts and Crafts for Kids

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