The Amalfi Coast becomes plastic free – Italian Cuisine

The Amalfi Coast becomes plastic free

The Amalfi Coast is active in safeguarding its wonderful heritage and sustainable tourism: after Cetara, Ravello and Atrani, Vietri sul Mare also says goodbye to disposable plastic

Disposable plastic will be prohibited a Vietri sul Mare. The town that acts as a gateway to the Amalfi Coast becomes plastic free: all commercial and craft activities, as well as tourism organizations, will no longer be able to sell disposable plastic foods and beverages.

The order is already valid from September, the month during which the activities may run out of stocks and warehouse deposits. From the 1st October the ban will be absolute, under penalty of € 25 to € 500.

Vietri sul mare is not the first municipality on the Amalfi Coast to adapt in advance to the legislation of theEuropean Union which foresees the elimination of disposable plastic objects by 2021. During this year, Cetara, Ravello, minors, Atrani have already joined together in the fight against pollution, becoming plastic free. An action necessary to preserve the health of the environment and man, as well as the breathtaking beauty of the places on the Amalfi Coast.

Plastic Free Amalfi Coast

Many initiatives to clean up the cities, the beaches and the sea.

During the summer Litter Hunter he chased waste along the coast: it is a system consisting of an aerial drone, an operations center and a marine robot, conceived by a Campania start-up.
Meanwhile, from August, the catamaran Marine Litter patrol the area every day, traveling from Positano to Vietri sul Mare and vice versa.

Another novelty is Junker, an app available in 10 languages ​​and provided to municipalities to inform citizens and tourists about proper waste sorting.

All the hotels they are eliminating plastic bottles, in favor of water dispensers, glass bottles or water bottles. Moreover, the courtesy kit is replaced by distributors or disposable kits in recycled plastic, with the aim of starting up a local chain of production of essences, to recover the waste from lemon processing.

Finally, in the schools of the Coast will be present from September water dispensers and children will be provided with water bottles.

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