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32 million DKK from the tobacco industry to clean up cigarette butts

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An executive order from the Ministry of Environment obliges cigarette manufacturers to pay 32 million DKK yearly to the municipalities for clean-up of cigarette butts from 2023. 

  • Cigarette butts are bad for the climate. They dissolve after 10 years of lying on the ground into microplastics and leave behind heavy metals (lead and cadmium), tar substances and nicotine. They are also the most common waste present in nature. 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matachehttp://www.narcis.dk
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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