Tourists advised not to take plastic bags to Co To island

(VOVWORLD) - Tourists visiting Co To island of northeastern Quang Ninh province have been urged not to bring plastic bags as it aims to build a sustainable, green tourism environment.
Tourists advised not to take plastic bags to Co To island - ảnh 1Tourists are offered paper bags as part of a project to reduce plastic waste. (Photo:

In order to protect the island, the People's Committee of Co To island district piloted regulations that tourists should not bring plastic bottles, plastic bags, and materials with risks of environmental pollution last September.

However, plastic bags have been still found on the island, said Nguyen Hai Linh, Head of the Division of Culture, Information and Tourism of Co To district.

To ensure an environment connected to green and sustainable tourism development, the district People's Committee asked travel companies, shipping companies, owners of accommodation establishments, and tourism service providers to advise all tourists not to bring plastic bags to the island.

Statistics showed that on average, more than 2,000 tourists visit the island a day.

During peak days, the island welcomes over 5,000 visitors, equivalent to its entire population.

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