Split-Dalmatia County joins the initiative of beaches without cigarette butts. “Coast without cigarette butts” campaign launched

first_imgSplit-Dalmatia County, as a concessionaire on the maritime domain, has launched a campaign “Coast without cigarette butts” with the aim of keeping the beaches clean. If you also want paper ashtrays in your destination and beaches, contact Association I love Vlasic and join the project. According to the letter, the Split-Dalmatia County will provide funds to make the campaign as successful as possible through brochures, paper ashtrays, posters and media visibility. As it is done in the letter to express the interest of the concessionaire, it is not yet known who got involved in this campaign, except for now the city of Kastela, which has publicly announced that it supports and joins the campaign. Apart from the fact that with this action we all together contribute to a cleaner environment, we also participate in fire prevention, given that an unquenched cigarette butt is one of the main causes of fire. So, anyone can join this action, in fact, it would be desirable, in order to preserve our environment, both for ourselves and for the development of tourism. Thus, in its letter sent to all assigned concessionaires, they invite them to join this campaign by informing bathers and service users about the need to keep the environment clean. For this purpose, SD County has made an information poster that will be delivered to all assigned concessionaires. The obligation of the concessionaire, if they express interest, would be a drink for each delivered filled can or paper ashtray as a reward, if the concession was awarded for performing catering activities, the letter points out. However, I do not know how this could be regulated in accordance with fiscalization, and it is not good how something is imposed because it is a cost of the concessionaire, regardless of the commendable action. / / / SO SIMPLE, FUNCTIONAL AND INGENIOUS – FREE PAPER ASHTRAYS FOR THE BEACH INSTALLED IN VLASICI By the way, following the example of a story from a place in the south of Spain where you get a drink in exchange for a glass full of cigarette butts, this idea and practice began to spread in Croatia. Thus, among the first Beach bar Mocca on the island of Krk, they set up cans for cigarette butts for all bathers, and Camp Slanica from the island of Murter gives free drinks for every ashtray brought.center_img Also, the Murter – Kornati Tourist Board set up ashtrays on all beaches in Murter at the beginning of the summer, and now the Split-Dalmatia County is joining this great story and initiative as a beach concessionaire. Also, the Split-Dalmatia County calls for the installation of paper ashtrays or cans (bowls, cans, etc.) that can be used for ashtrays, while the installation of plastic cups and bowls for collecting cigarette butts is not allowed. Photo: Association “I love Vlasici” Paper ashtrays were first introduced in Croatia by the Volim Vlašići Association, from the island of Pag, and this year the project was extended to the town of Hvar. / / / PAPER ASHTRAYS FROM NOW ON THE BEACHES OF HVAR It is enough for the County to provide posters, brochures and paper ashtrays to each concessionaire, as well as to condition some environmental standards when awarding concessions, such as the number of trash cans, plastic disposal, etc.… last_img read more