Spain Requires Tobacco Companies to Pay for Cigarette Butt Cleanup

Spain Requires Tobacco Companies to Pay for Cigarette Butt Cleanup
New Spanish law requires tobacco companies to pay for cleaning cigarette butts, raise awareness for proper disposal, combating pollution.

Spain's new regulations require tobacco companies to pay for the cost of cleaning up cigarette butts discarded on the streets.

According to a report by The Guardian, manufacturers must also conduct educational activities to teach smokers how to properly dispose of leftover cigarettes, especially in public places.

The reason for implementing new measures is to combat environmental pollution. Cigarettes typically use filter tips made of non-biodegradable plastic fibers.

Every year, approximately 45 trillion cigarette butts are disposed of. In coastal and urban areas of Spain, cigarette filters make up around 40% of the waste.

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