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Venice is asking tourists to help reduce pollution

One of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, known as the City of Canals the popular tourist destination of Venice is asking tourists to help reduce pollution and keep all its canals, streets and squares clean and pollution free.

The government has asked tourists to drink water from public fountains rather than plastic water bottles.

To educate tourists, the officials have also started a marketing campaign to advertise the request. With covid protocols being removed, the city is getting back tourists like it was pre-covid period.

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To make things easier, the officials have started issuing maps of public drinking fountains. The city has some 126 public drinking fountains which are considered safe to drink out of and avoid using plastic water bottles.

As per data, tourism is responsible for nearly 40 per cent of waste production in Venice. Now that the tourism industry is recovering from the pandemic, city officials are looking for measures to keep the local environment clean from tourism.

Venice, however, has been suffering from over-tourism for a long time and has been trying hard to keep a check on tourist numbers. To keep a tab on numbers, the country has announced plans to charge an entry fee for day visitors, which will likely be implemented from 2023.

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