4.500 billion cigarette butts are discarded each year. Only here in Sweden there will be a billion per year. Disgusting! Cigarrettfiltret is made of cellulose acetate, a kind of plastic, which means that it will remain in place for many years.
what if we would tax every cigarette butt with a crown, thus $ 20 for each package. The money could go to cleaning up of cigarette butts.
spend the money on a mandatory quitting smoking and the tax-funded rehabilitation services to all smokers? Perhaps free nicotine gum and patches, with the promise not to throw fimpen on the street?
But what do we do with those who refuse to quit? Maybe we can send them to a major national smoking area with shelter and electric lighting.