ATA Recycling Scheme

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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 (whilst blue bottle tops are preferred, the ATA accepts plastic bottle tops of any colour) which it then converts into much needed items for the less fortunate amongst those in Northern Cyprus through the TRNC bottle top recycling initiative.

June 2022 Ҫatalköy Primary School donating bottle tops

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, and at all the Girne region branches of Creditwest Bank in Alsancak, Ҫatalköy & Girne, Gloria Jean’s Coffee Shop in Alsancak, the Olive Press Bowls Club in Lapta, Tervetuloa Restaurant & Hotel in Alsancak, the Passo Ristorante in Lefkoşa, Segafredo in Güzelyurt, Joya Bar & Restaurant in Küçük Erenköy, Joya Bar & Restaurant Aphrodite Beachfront in Güzelyurt, Çelebi Garden in Mehmetçik, Roadhouse Bar & Bistro, Alsancak, Lapta Belediyesi Tekin Adalı Spor Tesisis in Lapta, and Benjamin Garden Restaurant, Karşıyaka, in the very near future via other well respected local business’s (details to be announced soon).

Whilst Blue plastic bottle tops are preferred, other coloured 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.

As a direct result of the association’s Recycling Scheme for plastic bottle tops, the association regularly presents the Orthopaedic Disabled Association (ODA) in Lefkoşa with wheelchairs.

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!

Current Association Chairman, Philip Lloyd, said “If we all do the little act of saving the blue plastic bottle tops from all the bottled water we buy, and then by donating them to our association, everybody can rightly claim to be not only doing something positive in helping our environment improve but also know that the little act they have done will also help the disabled amongst us as well”.

The ATA’s successful Blue Bottle Top Recycling Scheme has been re-vamped, with members of the public now able to donate their own blue plastic bottle tops to the ATA’s recycling scheme at numerous locations across Northern Cyprus, plus in the future at other locations as this initiative evolves.

Association Chairman Philip Lloyd, thanks Creditwest Bank for its assistance with helping re-vamp the recycling scheme for blue plastic bottle tops.

Of the ATA blue bottle top recycling scheme, Günay Kibrit (ODA president) thanked the ATA for all help the ATA gives to his association, adding that ‘he has lost count of the number of wheelchairs the ATA has given the ODA over the last few years and can’t thank enough those business’s and individuals who actively support the ATA’s recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops’.

Figen Kaymak of Creditwest Bank, said the bank is pleased to be associated with both such a worthwhile organisation as the Anglo Turkish Association of Northern Cyprus and their recycling scheme to provide wheelchairs for the TRNC Disabled Orthopaedic Association.

Long standing supporter of the associations blue bottle top recycling scheme, Eziç Premier, Girne – donate their plastic blue bottle tops to the associations recycling scheme.

The ATA are pleased to have Gloria Jean’s Alsancak on board as both a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at the Alsancak store.

The ATA are pleased to have the Olive Press Bowls Club, Lapta on board as both a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their Lapta Bowls Club.

The ATA are pleased to have the Arkin University of Creative Art and Design as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their Girne University. Vacide Goren of ARUCAD commented that the University was pleased to be able to encourage its students to participate in such a worthwhile scheme whilst at the same time teaching them to understand the benefits that such a scheme has on our environment!

The ATA are pleased to have the Tervetuloa Restaurant & Hotel, Alsancak, on board as both a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their restaurant. Afet Berhas said her restaurant and hotel were pleased to be a collection point for such a good genuine TRNC cause!

The ATA are pleased to have on board the Passo Ristorante, Lefkoşa, as both a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at the Passo Ristorante, Lefkoşa. Levent Ozerdag said his restaurant was pleased to be able to help such a genuine local TRNC good cause and to also be a collection point as well!

The ATA are please to have the Segafredo Zanetti Coffee Shops 1 & 3 in the Middle East Technical University, Güzelyurt, on board as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their coffee shops.

The ATA are please to have the Joya Bar & Bistro, Crystal Bay Marina, Küçük Erenköy, on board as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their restaurant. Ren Brannigan said the Evergreen Development Group were pleased to be able to help such a genuine local TRNC good cause and to also be a collection point at their Crystal Bay Marina resort as well!

The ATA are please to have the Joya Bar & Bistro, Aphrodite Beachfront Resort, Güzelyurt, on board as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their restaurant. Ren Brannigan said the Evergreen Development Group were pleased to be able to help such a genuine local TRNC good cause and also to be a collection point at their Aphrodite Beachfront Village resort as well!

The ATA are please to have the Roadhouse Bar & Bistro, Alsancak, on board as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their bar & bistro. Angela Corness said the Roadhouse used to collect bottle tops in the past but stopped, so are pleased to start collecting them again for such a genuine local TRNC good cause and to also be a collection point as well!

The ATA are please to have the Çelbİ Garden Hotel & Restaurant, Mehmetçik, on board as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their bar & bistro. Buse Çelbİ said the Çelbİ Garden Hotel & Restaurant is a cittaslow and slow food hotel and restaurant, so supporting environmental good causes is fundamental to us, which is why we are pleased to be able to help such a genuine local TRNC good cause and to also be a collection point as well!

The ATA are please to have the Lapta Belediyesi Tekin Adalı Spor Tesisis on board as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their sports venue.

The ATA are please to have the Benjamin Garden Restaurant, Karşıyaka, on board as a supporter of our recycling scheme for plastic blue bottle tops and also for agreeing to have a bottle top collection box at their restaurant. Mehmet Malenci said recycling is good for the environment, so we are pleased to be able to support such a genuine local TRNC good cause and to also be a collection point as well!