The Principality is constantly finding ways to make life easier
and more pleasant for visitors. Here’s the lowdown on three initiatives, each
led by a different Monegasque organisation.
It’s already a well-established principle in the Principality, now into
its 18th year. Once again, the Prince’s Government and the Club Soroptimist have
created a Handiplage section of the beach at the Larvotto seaside complex. This
area, which will be available until 3 September, allows people with
disabilities to enjoy the beach and bathing, every day of the week between 10
am and 5 pm. The site is equipped with
four amphibious chairs called “tiralos”, with assistance on hand from a team of
specially trained “handiplagistes”. In Monaco, we believe everyone should be
able to make the most of our beautiful Mediterranean Sea!
Did you know that one little cigarette butt can pollute 500 litres of
water, takes a decade to decompose on average, and represents 40% of the waste
that ends up in the sea? (source: ADEME). To combat this pollution, the Monaco
Government Tourist and Convention Authority joins forces with Monaco City Hall
and Société Monégasque d’Assainissement (SMA) every summer, to promote a
cleaner Principality! During the summer season, numerous pocket ashtrays are
distributed by the teams at SMA and the Tourist & Convention Authority.
Bearing the logo “Monaco 0 mégot” (“Monaco 0 Cigarette Butts”), these red
ashtrays are part of efforts to raise awareness about the environmental impact
of our actions.
In response to changes in the mindset of our visitors, and the important
issues facing international tourism, the Monaco Government Tourist and
Convention Authority has created a new tool to help visitors organise their
trip to the Principality. Developed with the support of the Mission for Energy
Transition, the online carbon calculator lets users estimate their carbon
footprint in Monaco in just a couple of minutes. The calculator is easy and fun
to use, and provides a host of tips and suggestions for alternative solutions
specific to Monaco.
To find out more, click HERE.
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