Popular Italian islands ban single-use plastic with fines of up to €500 for tourists caught using it
The idyllic islands in Italy are banning single-use plastic and imposing hefty punishments on rule-breaker
If you’re planning a trip to Italy’s idyllic Tremiti Islands , make sure you leave any plastic back at home.
New rules have come into force in which single-use plastic such as cutlery, cups and plates have all been banned from the archipelago; and there are strict punishments for rule-breakers.
Mayor Antonio Fentini has signed a new ordinance with the ban coming into place from today (Tuesday 1st May 2018), with fines from €50 up to €500 in place for anyone caught trying to break the rules.
The fines are not just aimed at tourists visiting the islands – locals and businesses will also be subject to the regulations.
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