FRANCE ORDERS TOBACCO INDUSTRY TO REDUCE CIGARETTE LITTER
France is taking aim at cigarette butt pollution, and looking to the tobacco industry for help. The government is asking tobacco companies to voluntarily propose commitments to reduce the number of discarded cigarette butts that litter the country's streets and contaminate its water. If the industry does not produce effective commitments by September, the government will force the industry to participate in measures to eliminate cigarette butt waste. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-environment-cigarettes/france-orders-tobacco-industry-stub-out-cigarette-butt-pollution-idUKKBN1JA245.