Fines in force from today for cigarette butt throwers

in News · 03-09-2020 10:01:00 · 1 Comments

A new law passed last year entailing fines for anyone caught throwing cigarette butts onto the floor comes into effect from today.

Transgressors could be slapped with fines ranging between €25 and €250. The law was passed on 3 September last year and also applies to establishments that fail to provide patrons with ashtrays.

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I am glad to see that Portugal is taking legal action to cut down this very widespread source of plastic pollution. Cigarette butts can also be the source of wildfires, so on both counts anything done to help tackle the problem gets my support!

By Steve Andrews from Other on 03-09-2020 05:33
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