200 bags of cigarette butts recovered from Tavira

Around 200 bags of cigarette butts and other waste were recovered from Tavira’s Cabanas, Ilha da Tavira, Terra Estreita and Barril beaches between August 24 and 27 as part of a clean-up initiative involving 215 people.

The event aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving rubbish behind on beaches.

Just last month, a new law introduced fines for anyone who drops their cigarette butts to the ground in public spaces.