People might be wearing masks now that they are out and about, but how they dispose of them is sometimes very irresponsible.
Some people who come out of supermarkets, for example, just throw their gloves from inside on the ground outside. You might also be surprised by the number of surgical masks just thrown away in public, but then again, you might not.
It is because of this growing problem that town halls have taken to issuing hefty fines. In Cádiz, for example, the fine ranges between 100 and 750 euros, which would put a serious dent in your beer money. In Toledo, on the other hand, you’re looking at between 150 and 3,000 euros.
In the northern town of Burgos the fines are a bit more modest but will still set you back 600, whereas closer to home, in Sevilla being a litter-bug of this nature costs between 600 and 900 euros. Should you decide to travel to Rome, though, it could cost you up to 6,000 euros.
Here, on our own patch there doesn’t appear to be a special fine for discarding masks or gloves in public places to the normal fines for dropping litter apply.