Lampedusa and Pollica plastic free: disposable dishes and glasses are prohibited

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In Lampedusa and Linosa, the sales and use of disposable crockery, glasses and cutlery and other non-biodegradable materials will be stopped starting from next August 31st.

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In Lampedusa and Pollica, the sales and use of disposable crockery, glasses and cutlery and other non-biodegradable materials will soon stop





No disposable non-biodegradable containers and tableware, no shopping bags or bags for take-away goods in polyethylene: you will go straight to Lampedusa and Linosa and to Pollica, whose mayors announce war on plastic pollution with an ordinance.

On the Sicilian islands, the stop to the sales and use of disposable crockery, glasses and cutlery and other non-biodegradable materials will be in effect starting from Next 31 August and will have the noble purpose of teaching "to adopt new daily habits to respect the environment".

Salvatore Martello is convinced of this, who is the first citizen of Lampedusa and Linosa and who is sure he wants to adopt this measure above all for the need to facilitate the separate collection and disposal of waste, and to "limit the plastic pollution of our sea, which is also having serious repercussions on marine fauna and consequently on activities related to fishing ".

Anticipating, therefore, the EU's ban on single-use plastics from 2019 and following the virtuous example of the Tremiti Islands, Martello signed a trade union ordinance establishing the ban on the sale and use of non-biodegradable disposable crockery, glasses and cutlery. The same goes for the shoppers, which will be replaced by paper or canvas bags, or other suitable material.

"I understand that for citizens, tourists, commercial and craft activities it will be a small revolution - says Martello - but it is a necessary measure: we all must learn to adopt new daily habits to respect the environment and improve the quality of life".

During his speech at a conference on fishing, Martello recalled that for the fishermen who join the Co.Ge.Pa. "Measures are envisaged in collaboration with the municipalities of origin to encourage the collection of plastics identified at sea, and their transfer to specific sites".



Pollica Plastic Free

And in Cilento the mayor of Pollica Stefano Pisani is no less. Here, in the province of Salerno, the “Pollica Plastic Free” ordinance has just been issued, which arrives at the push of Legambiente Campania onlus in collaboration with the Living Museum of the Sea of ​​Pioppi e Vele Spiegate. The ordinance is immediately enforceable.

Lampedusa and Pollica plastic free, therefore, a great victory for us and for our environment. We are waiting for other mayors to do the same!



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