Puglia beaches receive Blue Flag honors for 2014

A total of 28 beaches in Puglia have been awarded the Blue Flag for 2014, in recognition of their strict adherence to international standards for water quality, cleanliness, management and safety.

According to the Blue Flag Program website, Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to 3,850 beaches and marinas in 46 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. The Blue Flag works toward sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria. The Blue Flag Program is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organization Foundation for Environmental Education.

Blue Flag says beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 32 criteria covering environmental education and information; water quality; environmental management; and safety and services. All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time. If the criteria are not fulfilled during the season or the conditions change, the Blue Flag may be withdrawn.

Click here for a complete list of Puglia’s 2014 Blue Flag beaches.

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