Tourists in Venice

Each stakeholder’s contribution is important for reducing plastic pollution. Aside from local communities, public bodies and private companies, travellers, especially when massive in number, leave a large footprint on touristic sites and cities such as Venice. One way to decrease the amount of plastic litter produced is to encourage them to limit the excessive consumption of single-use plastics, like single-use drinking bottles, which are too often abandoned alongside canal banks and bridges and fall easily into the water.


tourists leaving litter in venice


On the link below is a map of drinking water fountains in Venice which can be used to refill bottles instead of purchasing a new one. We invite all visitors to be responsible while staying in Venice, to use these fountains and support our efforts in keeping Venice and its lagoon pristine.



Moreover, Venice Lagoon Plastic Free is proud to have embarked on this awareness journey in the hospitality sector and to have contributed to the discussion for the development and approval of the handbook for Plastic Smart Tourism in Venice.

Indeed, Venice joined the WWF’s global “Plastic Smart Cities” initiative in 2021 to adopt practices that prevent, minimize, and manage plastic waste and has launched an awareness campaign aimed at reducing single-use and unnecessary plastics within the tourism sector.

“Venezia Turismo Plastic Smart”