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Markus Lutteman

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Making tobacco companies pay to clean up cigarette butts

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Millions of cigarette butts are tossed onto Spain’s streets and beaches by smokers each year.
From now on, the tobacco companies will have to pay to clean them up.
The new environmental regulations, which are part of an EU-wide drive to reduce waste and promote recycling, also include bans on single-use plastic cutlery and plastic straws.
With billions of cigarette ends discarded into the streets each year, they are one of the most common types of litter. Cigarette butts are also the most common type of marine pollution - above plastic bottles and bags - according to the non-profit organization Ocean Conservancy.
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Spain rules tobacco companies must pay for cigarette butt clean up

Spain has also banned single-use plastic cutlery and plates.

Photo by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash

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  • Annett Michuki..

    16 w

    This is great they are responsible for the pollution.

    • Petter Körnemark

      17 w

      I've been waiting for such an initiative for long. But there are alternatives too. I wrote an Climate idea to EU about banning the sales of non-biodegradeable filters. I guess most people dont event know there are biodegradeable filters out there. Please go and Agree on this review:

      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

        19 w

        This brings us to #MyWasteMyResponsibility very one should take the responsibility for their waste and damage!I applaud them for this !

      • Sarah Chabane

        19 w

        Fantastic! Go Spain 👏

        • We Don't Have Time

          19 w

          Dear Markus Lutteman Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Spain and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

          • George Kariuki

            19 w

            It is great to see that tobacco companies will now be responsible for cleaning up cigarette butt litter in Spain. This is an important step towards reducing waste and promoting recycling, and it will also help to address the issue of cigarette butt pollution, which is a major contributor to marine litter. The inclusion of bans on single-use plastic cutlery and straws in the new regulations is also a positive development that will help to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment.

          • Harrison wambui

            19 w

            This is a good idea should be implemented all over

            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              19 w

              Good decision Spain!

              • rosebellendiritu

                19 w

                Great for spain

                • Marine Stephan

                  19 w

                  This is great!!!!

                  • Munene Mugambi

                    19 w

                    Good to see someone dealing with that menace. It's about time

                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      19 w

                      This is an example that should be replicated all over the world. Kudos to Spain.

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