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The Mayor of Ithaca banned plastic bags and is handing out free eco-friendly ones

Dionisis Stanitsas was re-elected at the recent municipal election in Greece

  • June 05, 2019 14:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: Facebook/Stanitsas Dionysis

The Mayor of the Greek island of Ithaca, Dionisis Stanitsas announced that he has decided to ban plastic bags and replace them with eco-friendly ones. The new, environmentally friendly bags will be distributed to residents free of charge. He handed out textile bags to students on the island a few days ago.

The Mayor of Ithaca banned plastic bags and is handing out free eco-friendly ones

”The Municipality of Ithaca is banning plastic bags - by starting to inform students in the schools and distributing textile bags for the sake of environmental protection. The bags will be distributed free of charge at the Ithaca Command Center,” Stanitsas wrote in his Facebook profile page.

Stanitsas was re-elected on Sunday with a staggering 78.22% of the vote at the recent municipal elections. Ithaca is an island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second smallest of 7 main Ionian Islands, after Paxi. It is famous as the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is the plot of the globally known classical Greek tale “The Odyssey.

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