In April 1991, Friends of the Earth launched the first recycling scheme on the island. A special Guide to Recycling brochure was published and circulated to schools on the island.
Posters, stickers and reusable bags were given to all individuals and schools interested in initiating their own small scale recycling programme. In addition, seventy bins were placed in key areas in order to promote recycling in the community.
Unleaded petrol has just recently entered the Cyprus market. In April 1992 Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Inter College, launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness on the effects of lead on human health.
Inter College's commitment to environmental protection is also reflected in its initiative to set up a course on environmental protection for business individuals, making it the only environmental studies course in the entire academic sector of the island.