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Cannes gets more involved in reducing plastic waste

Cannes zéro plastique
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A “zero plastic” plan was voted in on June 22nd in order to ban single-use plastic water bottles as well as.


As part of the Cannes21 sustainable development programme, the city voted a new plan to eliminate the use, sale and availability of plastic water bottles at activities or events in public areas. Event organisers, restaurateurs operating terraces, beach managers and associative partners will have to sign a commitment by January 1st 2021 at the latest.

Environmental citizenship

We continue to take action to advance sustainable development at Cannes. This ecological approach is more necessary than ever, at the end of the COVID-19 crisis where disposable items and plastic are all too often found in the environment. It is time to move from a disposable society to a sustainable society and to enhance environmental citizenship further

David Lisnard, mayor of Cannes

With the vote on this new plan, Cannes is following the same path as Monaco. Since January 1st 2020, the Principality has banned all single-use plastics (cotton buds, cups, cutlery, plates, to name just a few). This commitment is part of a global effort to reduce plastic pollution, which represents 80,000 tons of waste in the Pacific Ocean.