The law was published last year, but now fines for the dropping of cigarette butts in the street or on floors of public spaces are kicking in.
Individuals, restaurants, cafés – even public transports – are now under warning. Fines range from €25 to €250.
Business and transport providers are expected to increase the number of available ‘ashtrays’ and repositories. This is a law that mirrors others in UK, Australia and Canada.