Frequently Asked Questions

How often do you have clean-up events?
We host a minimum of one clean-up per month.
How can I be informed about your events?
You are able to find information about all of our future events under the EVENTS section on our website.
Do I need to sign up to participate?
No sign up necessary. You can just show up the day of and help out!
I have some health problems and can’t handle a lot of walking, can I participate in one of your clean-ups without doing a lot of physical activity?
Of course! We need as many people as possible for our clean-ups and have all sorts of different ways to participate that do not require any walking around.
Are children able to participate in the clean-ups?
Yes! We highly encourage children to get involved so they can learn more about the dangers of littering and grow to become environmentally conscious. However, we do recommend that children are supervised and wearing gloves at all times.
What do you provide at the clean-ups?
We provide:

  • Recycling/trash bags
  • Refreshments
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face masks for those who prefer to wear.
  • A truck
  • Garbage bins
  • Garden, work & latex gloves, however, we recommend that you bring your own gloves if you can just in case we run out of your size (gloves that are a thicker material to prevent any potential injuries).

Do I need to bring anything?
We only recommend the following:

  • To wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • For anyone with long hair, don’t forget to bring a hair tie.
  • Gloves that are a thicker material (e.g,. gardening gloves) to prevent any potential injuries.
  • For the hotter months, sunscreen and a hat.
  • Your friends and family!

What happens to all the trash after the clean-up?
During each beach clean-up event, litter is collected, recorded, and recycled or disposed of properly.

Why do you collect the rubbish in plastic bags? What’s most important for us is to collect as much waste as possible during our beach cleanups so it does not have a chance to injure anyone or eventually make its way into the sea. In order for our findings to be collected, they have to be packed in the appropriate trash/recycling bags. The weight of the plastic we collect for recycling outweigh the plastic bags we use when collecting. The way we see it, we are giving the plastic we collect a second life by recycling it. We do not like using plastic bags but, unfortunately, we have to do our best with the resources that we have available. Please come forward if you have a solution for us. We always welcome new suggestions and ideas.

Are there any other ways I can volunteer besides coming to the clean-ups?
Of course. If you believe you can contribute to LMCG in any way, please contact us.

How can I become an official member of Let’s Make Cyprus Green? 
If you are passionate and care for the environment just as we do, please fill out our membership form by clicking here and we will reply to your email with further information and registration details.
I am press or media and would like to get in touch, who do I contact?
Wonderful! Please contact us at [email protected]
How can I become a regular volunteer for your clean-ups?
Volunteers are a critical part of keeping our beaches clean and safe. We are always looking for volunteers to help us at our beach clean-ups. If you are interested in volunteering on a monthly basis, you can fill out our volunteer form by clicking here.
I am a blogger and would like to work with you, who do I contact?
Fantastic! We are happy to work with you on custom marketing collaborations. You can get in touch with us at [email protected]
I have my own eco-friendly product(s) that I’d like to sell on your Eco Shop, is this possible?
If your product(s) meet our product principle, we would be more than happy to sell your products on our website for you. Please email [email protected] for business opportunities.

Do you have any educational programs for students?
We offer a number of classroom presentations and beach cleanup field trips for students of all ages. LMCG encourages children to get involved in and learn about eco-issues so they can grow to become environmentally conscious. To learn more or to schedule an educational program, please contact [email protected].

What types of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Dicover & American Express), PayPal, bank transfer, and cash upon delivery or pick up from our office in Limassol.
Can I cancel or modify an order?
Of course. If you would like to cancel or modify an order before dispatch, it can be done so by contacting us at [email protected]
Do you accept returns?
Absolutely. We accept returns as long as the item is in the original packaging, has not been used, no seals have been broken, and have enclosed a copy of your original invoice. Please email us at [email protected] so we can send you our return PO Box address. We’re more than happy to help!
Where do your orders ship from?
All orders are shipped from Limassol, Cyprus.
Can I place a customised order?
Yes, we can do custom orders for various products featured in our Eco Shop. For further information please click here or contact us

How long will it take to receive my order?
We will process all orders within 1 working day. We provide our customers based in the Republic of Cyprus with 1 -2 days delivery. 
Do you ship internationally?
Yes we do. All international orders can be placed via email. If you’d like to place an international order, please contact us mentioning the product(s) you’d like to order and your shipping address. We will reply with an invoice and provide you with a tracking number after payment that can be used to track your order.
Can I pick up my order myself?
You sure can. If you prefer to pick up your order yourself instead of having it delivered to your door, you can send us an email at [email protected] to arrange your pickup. We love to meet our customers!

Where do your products come from?  
LMCG products are a product line of EkoNest.
Are the products fair trade?
Yes, all of our products are fair trade. In addition to being fair trade, they are also cruelty-free and a strict product principle is implemented in the production process to be as environmentally friendly as possible to align with our core values. Each of our products must have at least two of the three following criteria:
  1. Be compostable or biodegradable
  2. Contain no toxins or harmful ingredients
  3. Made from recycled or recyclable materials

Going green is a phrase that essentially means choosing to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle. When you “Go Green” you gain knowledge and adopt habits that lead to environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible choices in ways of living which help to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources. Going green can be achieved through simple steps that allow you to conserve energy, reduce pollution and save money. Some examples of going green are buying local products, recycling, eating less meat, and avoiding plastic products.

Environmentally friendly, or eco-friendly most commonly refers to products, services, laws, guidelines, and policies that are reduced, minimal, or no harm to ecosystems or the environment (also referred to as earth-friendly, nature-friendly, and green). For instance, preventing contributions to air, water and land pollution.

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical found in many hard plastics products that we use every day; for instance, food containers, water bottles, baby bottles, sports equipment, medical/dental devices, and household electronics, just to name a few. High BPA exposure has been linked to infertility and other health problems such as heart disease, fetal brain development, type 2 diabetes increase in body weight, asthma, breast and prostate cancer.

The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community in a given time frame is known as a ‘carbon footprint’.

Each of the following activities adds 1 kg of CO2 to your personal carbon footprint:

Travel by public transportation a distance of 10 – 12 km
Drive with your car a distance of 6 km (assuming 7.3 liters petrol per 100 km)
Fly with a plane a distance of 2.2 km
Operate your computer for 32 hours (60 Watt consumption assumed)
Production of 5 plastic bags
Production of 2 plastic bottles

Turkish is an official language of Cyprus, why don’t you post in Turkish as well?
First off, please have in mind that we are non-political, and don’t in any way let nationalism get in the way of bettering our island, humanity, and Mother Nature. In a perfect world, we would have all the languages in the world displayed on our website in order to spread our message on the largest scale possible. However, we are limited to what we can provide. Plain and simple, none of our members speak Turkish. Please come forward if you would like to become a member of Let’s Make Cyprus Green and take on the responsibility of translating our text from English to Turkish. We always welcome new members who can help further our progress.
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For any further questions please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will respond to you as soon as possible.