ATA Recycling Scheme

The Anglo Turkish Association of Northern Cyprus is proud to help and contribute to the benefit of the environment by collecting and recycling plastic bottle tops.

Instigated by past association chairman Peal Mitchell and continued on by successive chairmen since, the association collects plastic bottle tops which it then converts into much needed items for the less fortunate amongst those in Northern Cyprus through the TRNC bottle top recycling initiative.

PLEASE help the association recycling scheme by donating your used plastic bottle tops to help the association provide items such as wheelchairs to those in need.

Your PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS can be donated via Eziç Premier Restaurant in Girne, via the association secretary Caroline Houghton (please contact her directly on her email address: for information on how to donate the plastic bottle tops) and in the very near future via another well respected local business (details to be announced soon).

Whilst Blue plastic bottle tops are preferred, clear plastic bottle tops are also acceptable.

Don’t throw your plastic bottle tops into the rubbish, do something constructive with them, by donating them to our association and thereby do your little bit for the environment.

Why Recycle; Recycling plastic means reduced quantum of plastic waste. This in turn reduces pollution and saves a lot of animal species crucial to the food chain. Manufacturing of plastic from scratch requires much more energy compared to producing products from recycled plastic. Plastic Recycling helps to reduce energy usage, it reduces the consumption of fresh raw materials, it reduces the water pollution and air pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for conventional waste disposal and it reduces greenhouse gases emissions.

In 2020 as a direct result of the association’s Recycling Scheme for plastic bottle tops, the association presented the Orthopaedic Disabled Association in Lefkosa with a wheelchair.

Between us ALL lets each and every one of us try and do something positive for the future not only of our planet but for those that follow on after us. Do your little bit today – save your plastic bottle tops and donate them to our association!