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Schulze wants money from the tobacco industry

environment Minister Schulze wants money from the tobacco industry. So you want to pay for cleaning due to discarded cigarettes. Tilt develop a growing environmental problem.

cigarettes are not only during Smoking is dangerous, but also afterwards. Worldwide every year are consumed around 5.6 trillion Butts - the seizure will end waste, according to environmentalists to be a Problem for the oceans. Because the discarded butts contain nicotine and poison the environment. In addition, the filters are a Problem: they contain chemicals and plastic particles.

environment Minister Svenja Schulze wants to be an advocate in Brussels to ensure that the tobacco industry pays for the tilt elimination.

have To pay the manufacturer for cleaning?

the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze wants to participate, therefore the tobacco industry have been working on the cost for cleaning due to discarded cigarettes. In an Interview, she brought into the conversation, to involve the manufacturer in the cleaning of beaches or Parks. Who disposable articles, such as cigarette manufacturing, will in the future need to take more responsibility for the waste-to-apply, said the SPD-politician in the Newspapers of the Funke media group.

Schulze for their plans in the EU. The European Parliament had initially demanded a share of the costs of the tobacco industry as an aggravating measure for the planned single-use plastic-policy. About the Directive the EU-Commission to discuss the European Parliament and of the Council of Ministers. Schulze expressed the hope that "this year, a Europe-wide ban on unnecessary disposable plastic products". Europe was not demanded, alone. According to the Minister of the environment the need to engage "in the world, to more drastic means than in the past".

The US researchers have in mind. A Team led by Professor Thomas Novotny of the University of San Diego has investigated the environmental damage caused by cigarette butts. They demand the use of cigarette filters to prohibit generally. This would protect the environment.

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