Spain has ruled that tobacco companies will have to pay to clean up cigarette butts from the country’s streets. Cigarette manufacturers also have to remind consumers not to throw away butts in public areas. The country has also tried to reduce smoking in public areas by designating 525 beaches as smoke free in 2021. Cigarette butts are one of the most common types of litter, both on streets and in the ocean. They take around 10 years to decompose and release toxic substances like lead and arsenic in the process.

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