Working with the Conservation Collective and Depeche Mode to tackle plastic pollution

We are delighted to announce this exciting new opportunity brought to us through our global network, the Conservation Collective. We are proud to be partnering with the renowned band Depeche Mode and Hublot during their Memento Mori world tour and be one of the seven projects in seven countries supported for their tangible impact on the reduction of plastic pollution.

The Cyprus Environment Foundation is one of the seven member foundations amongst Ibiza, Italy, Greece, England, Kenya, and Sri Lanka, that received funding through this charity partnership to support some amazing local projects which aim to tackle plastic pollution.

Having sold more than 100 million records and played to more than 35 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode remain an ever-evolving and singularly influential musical force. Following their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, Depeche Mode released their 15th studio album, ‘Memento Mori’, to great critical and fan acclaim on March 24, 2023 and embarked on the Memento Mori World Tour. This  year, together with Hublot, Depeche Mode will support and raise funds and awareness for Conservation Collective during their world tour.

The funding received by Conservation Collective from the Depeche Mode & Hublot charity partnership will be channeled to member foundations, to support the following 3 categories of projects:


  1. Plastic Free Programs: Reducing the consumption of single-use and other plastic waste by engaging businesses, providing sustainable alternatives, and through campaigning and education. The grants approved include:
  2. Community-Led Waste Management: Diverting waste from landfill, upcycling, recycling and composting. The grants approved include:
  3. Clean-Ups: Giving nature a better chance of surviving by reducing the threat of plastic pollution within the marine environment. The grants approved include:


The Cyprus Environment Foundation is supporting the “Plastic Free Beach Project“, which is an initiative of the “Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free (KOSSPF) Project. The KOSSPF Project is part of TUI Care Foundation’s Destination Zero Waste Programme, and is implemented in partnership with the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI). It seeks new ways to reduce and reuse waste which create jobs and promote a circular economy in Cyprus.

We are proud to be partnering in this project and fund the empowerment of the concept of the “Plastic Free Beach”. CSTI aims to contribute to sustainable tourism development in Cyprus that conserves the environment, supports the local economy and promotes local culture. The organization has developed several projects to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable tourism to the environment, the society and the economy and also to educate and inform the public regarding sustainability issues.

Funding provided through this grant will enable Phase two of the project which aims to enhance and assure the quality of the “Plastic Free Beach” concept inspiring beach visitors to be part of the solution. Phase two of the project will be working on two pillars: (i) An awareness campaign and (ii) The securing of the “Plastic Free Beach” concept quality. Organizing promotional events, creating promotional material, offering awareness workshops and seeking out legal advice to assure the quality of all created “Plastic Free Beaches” in collaboration to the local authorities and businesses, are some of the key actions implemented in Phase two of the project that will help further empower the project and achieve its goals for the reduction of plastic waste on Cyprus’ beaches.


To find out more about the project’s aims and set out deliverables, head out to the project’s page.