Spain has passed a new law that affects all travelers and locals.
One of the best parts of a holiday is the food and Spain is full of cafes, restaurants and bars for British holidaymakers to soak up the culture.
Now a new law has been passed which will allow the dinner bill to be slightly cheaper in Spain.
Since April 11, all bars and restaurants in the holiday hotspot have been required by law to offer free tap water as an alternative to bottled water – which customers would have to pay for.
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This comes as the country encourages people to reduce the consumption of plastics, especially plastic bottles, as outlined in the new Waste and Contaminated Soil Act regulations for a circular economy.
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It specifies: “Establishments in the hotel and catering sector must always offer consumers, customers or users of their services the possibility of consuming unconditioned water free of charge and in addition to the offer of the same establishment.”
Until now, companies could choose whether they wanted to offer tap water and could decide whether to charge for it or not.
Water fountains are also encouraged to be installed so that visitors and locals can refill their reusable bottles throughout the day.