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“Environmental hazard which uses too much oil”

Posted by dan on January 1, 2011

Plastic bag in tree

Plastic bag in tree. Image: eflon, flickr

Along with the tourist tax, a law forbidding the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags came into effect on the 1st day of 2011 in Italy. It is a welcome move as far as I am concerned, however, as someone put it, “in a culture notorious for considering stop signs as merely advisory, it remains to be seen how effective implementing social change from the top down can be.” The government has tarted a public awareness campaign as well that promotes other types of bags as “fashionable as well as environmentally friendly.”


Plastic Bag Ban Starts in New Year in Italy:

Italy to begin ban on plastic bags in shops:

See also blog post: ‘Contributo di Soggiorno’ – Rome tourist tax



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