Italy: New Laws, Fines for tossing cigarette butts on ground

Posted on December 27, 2015 • Filed under: Europe, Italy, Tourist Warning, Travel News

Careless smokers who drop their unwanted cigarette butts on the ground could face fines under new laws in Italy.

The Italian parliament has passed a raft of measures aimed at tackling the country’s littering and pollution problems, including high fines of €300 for smokers who toss their cigarette butts on the ground, according to The Local.

New “green economy” laws will also see citizen who spit out gum or absent-mindedly discard their shop receipts landed with penalties ranging between €30 and €150. Read Article[geo_mashup_map

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