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no buts about it?

Calls for tobacco industry to deal with cigarette butts

Published söndag 28 juli 2013 kl 11.57
Photo: Tomas Oneborg/Scanpix.

Every day, 2.7 million cigarette butts wind up on the ground in Sweden, according to an opinion piece in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter by the organization Keep Sweden Tidy along with Parliamentarians from three different parties.

The writers maintain that cigarette butts are the most common form of litter and are both poisonous and harmful to the environment. Now, they want the tobacco industry to be forced to take responsibility for the leftovers of their products and make sure that cigarette butts are disposed of properly.

Anna Linusson tells news agency TT that it would be up to the manufacturers to make sure that the waste would go into a closed-loop system and recycled.

They also want the current law against littering to expand to include cigarette butts.

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