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Atrani Municipality becomes “Plastic Free”

Starting from 18 August 2019

  • July 16, 2019 11:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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The Italian Municipality of Atrani has announced that it is saying goodbye to the use of disposable plastic starting from 18th August 2019. The decision was taken by the municipal administration led by the mayor Luciano de Rosa Laderchi. Thus, the Municipality of Atrani adopts in advance European Union legislation that aims to reduce the production of disposable plastic objects starting 2021. The Municipality of Atrani thus joins Cetara, Ravello, Minori and Agerola in the fight against plastic and the pollution that results from its use.

Starting from 18 August the usage of disposable plastic food and beverage containers by public operators during commercial or craft activities, as well as by tourist organizations (tour operators, travel agencies, etc.) which provide their customers with single-use endowments for the consumption of meals and drinks, will be forbidden throughout the municipal area of the coastal village of Atrani.

Merchants, private individuals, associations and public bodies on the occasion of public holidays and events will be able to exclusively distribute cutlery, plates, glasses, trays, coffee posts, containers for the public, visitors, tourists and guests - disposable bags made of biodegradable and compostable material, in order to minimize the amount of waste and the environmental impact. Those who do not follow the rules will be punished with a fine ranging from 25 to 500 euros.

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