Published on : Saturday, May 12, 2018
The new ruling stops the launch of any small takeaway shops for the coming three years and is designed at slash on the heaps of plastic and cardboard that intimidates to overpower the struggling refuse collection services of the city.
This choice was approved by the Board of Mayor Luigi Brugnaro and falls in line with a raft of measures to stop the progress of the remarkable city’s decline and defend its special ambience and atmosphere.
Mr Brugnaro said: “Our plan is to prevent the opening of new takeaway businesses and impose new rules on those already operating, so that they are obliged to clean up and collect discarded food containers outside their stores, as well as place rubbish bins outside.”
Officials affirm that the prohibition is exactly what UNESCO asked the city to do to keep Venice off a blacklist of sites at risk.
The crackdown on takeaways was first thought about a year back when the City Council accepted a resolution with the points to reinstate the minimum standards for the city.
The new regulations will majorly impact the sellers of pizza slices, kebabs and takeaway pasta but cover 60 different activities already taking place in Venice.
Ice cream parlours are excused as they are considered craft enterprises but the new ruling also inflict restrictions and limits on existing premises.