Starting from 2019 May XNUMX, the island of Capri has become plastic free, thanks to an ordinance signed by the mayor.
The provision, valid throughout the municipal area, including the beaches and the entire coastal strip, obliges the use, possession, marketing and import of disposable products for food use in biodegradable and compostable material (cutlery, plates, glasses , trays, coffee poles, containers for the removal of food, disposable bags) in place of the same in plastic.
Transgressions are punished with fines ranging from 25 to 500 euros, applied to traders, but also to the inhabitants of Capri and tourists who visit the island.
Visitors must therefore adapt with eco-friendly reusable water bottles, plates, cutlery and recyclable containers, but above all they must pay maximum attention to the relative disposal of their waste, avoiding in any case to abandon them on the beaches and in the city.
The order was added to the decision of the lido - restaurant Da Gemma & Le Ondine Beach Club, the historic landmark of the city, which decided to use only compostable material for all takeaway requests, becoming the first bathing establishment plastic free.