Keep your ‘butts’ away from our beaches

The 10th edition of operation ‘Monaco Plage Propre’ is currently underway and smokers are once again being asked to keep the Principality’s beaches clean and cigarette-butt free using reusable ashtrays.

Reusable ashtrays are being distributed throughout Monaco

In conjunction with the Monaco City Council, the Tourism and Congress Department (DTC) and the Monegasque Sanitation Society (SMA), the campaign kicked off on Saturday 15th June with a host of initiatives springing up along the coast.

Self-service ashtrays are now available, free of charge, at three points of entry to the Larvotto beach, while pocket ashtrays disguised as key rings are available to the public in three distributors at the Nouvelle Digue Solarium.

They will also be handed out to the public around town throughout the summer by representatives of DTC and at the various tourist information points.

Once these stocks are exhausted, they will be replaced with a new format of ashtray pockets called ‘ashtray click clack’. All ashtrays are reusable or can be kept as souvenirs.

Information flyers entitled ‘Monaco Zero Mégot’, will be available in French and English and will also be distributed to the public throughout the summer to explain the impact of cigarette butts on the environment and encourage everyone’s participation in the fight against this form of pollution.

Meanwhile, the Princess Antoinette Park, a popular location for families, has just modified its rules and is now completely non-smoking. The Exotic Garden of Monaco will soon come on board with a non-smoking area.