Italian island of Capri bans tourists from using single-use plastics
Mayor Gianni De Martino has approved an order banning from the municipality all single-use plastics that are not biodegradable.
Famed for its designer boutiques, film star visitors and saccharine limoncello, the Italian island of Capri is not typically associated with environmentalism.
However, the popular holiday destination is struggling to manage all of the rubbish left behind by its annual 2.3 million tourists.
The rules came into force on 1 May and includes plastic bags, cups, utensils, water bottles, straws and even coffee stirrers.
Special attention will be given to the beaches and the coastal strip, which are most affected by pollution for the plastic waste directed to the sea.
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