Clean Mani is a group dedicated to the care of our local environment. Our short-term goal is to encourage people to reduce the volume of waste they produce. Our long-term goal is to encourage people to produce no rubbish at all. We can achieve these goals by reusing, recycling and composting.

Local residents who were concerned about the problems of waste and litter founded Clean Mani in 2017. The aims of Clean Mani are to:

  • Raise awareness about waste through educational programmes
  • Motivate residents to eliminate waste through correct management
  • Participate in state and local government initiatives
  • Protect our area from all kinds of pollution
  • Strengthen relationships and bonds of friendship among the community

If you too are concerned by the waste you see on roadsides, beaches and footpaths then please join us. Together we can make a difference.


We attempt to raise awareness of the issues of waste management, recycling and composting through as wide a variety of ways as possible, which the public find both entertaining and informative.

For example we have used school visits, information campaigns, clean-up campaigns, festivals with music and plays, and lobbying to promote our cause.

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Effective waste management can help minimise the sights and smells of rubbish tips. We have all seen bins filled to overflowing surrounded by bedding and discarded items. It’s a problem throughout the year but worst, of course, in summer. So please spare a thought for those who have to live near these areas. Nearby the owners of gardens and olive groves are fighting a constant and losing battle to keep their land clean.

It doesn’t have to be like this. We can all help by understanding and following the “effective waste management pyramid”:

  1. Reducing consumption – buy items with minimal packaging, reuse carrier bags, etc
  2. Sell or give away items you no longer need
  3. Recycle and compost
  4. Only dispose of items as a last resort
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Composting is good for the environment and good for your pocket. It allows us to recycle household waste into nutrient-rich soil, it reduces waste going to landfill and so is good for the environment; and since you won’t need to buy fertiliser and bags of compost from the shops it is also good for your pocket.

Read more about why we should compost, how to compost, and how to decide upon what type of composter to use.

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