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Description: It’s a big ask by Britain, but some politicians are claiming that tobacco companies should be forced to pay for the cleanup of cigarette butts. Discarded cigarettes have been calculated to form close to 70% of litter counted in surveys. The annual cost of the cleaning them up is estimated at 40 million British pounds.

Date:  March 30, 2021

Source:  theglobeandmail.com

 Link: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/international-business/european-business/article-britain-considers-forcing-big-tobacco-firms-to-pay-for-cleaning-up/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Top%20Business%20Headlines&utm_content=2021-3-30_7&utm_term=&utm_campaign=newsletter&cu_id=hqdudQDKX1hVyFVKvyr3ag%3D%3D

Discussion points:

1) Do you see many cigarette butts in your community? Do you think they would be 70% of the litter you see as they are in Britain?

2) What do you think would be the most effective way to promote and encourage litter cleanup efforts?

3) Chapter 1 of Wiley’s Auditing: A Practical Approach contains a section discussing corporate social responsibility assurance. Do you think the issue of how manufacturers deal with impacts of waste/litter/etc that come from their products would fit under this umbrella?

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