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Tourist fined for taking sand from beach

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A British tourist has been fined €1,032 (£930) for taking sand from a beach in Sardinia as a souvenir, as the island wages a campaign against visitors denuding its picturesque bays.

In a trend that has been condemned by Sardinian politicians and environmentalists, some visitors make a habit of packing plastic bottles and bags with different coloured sand from Sardinian beaches.

The authorities say that while it may appear harmless, the phenomenon is so common that it threatens the coastal environment.

Last year around five tonnes of sand were intercepted after being pilfered by tourists.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/08/sardinia-cracks-tourists-pilfering-sand-briton-fined-930-souvenir/

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Not A Rockstar

good grief :(

They had to do this in Destin, Florida, too. Sand and the sea oats had to be outlawed for taking.

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GlitterRose

This was probably ok for years and years, but now it isn't.

They should put up some signs to let people know that now they could be fined for it.

I think people do appreciate the beaches, and they would quit that if they realized the impact it has. 

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godnodog
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Sand beaches have industrial usages, this is something most people dont know, its an actual finite and relatively rare valuable resource, thats why its not allowed industrial extraction of the sands, now had up thousands of people taking samples daily it becomes almost like a kind of industrial extraction on the long term.

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Grammar and orthographic error
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