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Chewing gum proposal debate

The National Assembly will today debate a proposal to charge a 5p levy on chewing gum to help pay for the cost of cleaning it up.

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Proposed levy on chewing gum debated

It's estimated that chewing gum costs councils across the UK over £100m to clean up Credit: ITV News Wales

The National Assembly will today debate a proposal to charge a 5p levy on chewing gum to help pay for the cost of cleaning it up.

It's been estimated that discarded chewing gum costs councils across the UK over £100m every year.

Carmarthen Council is cracking down on the problem and recently issued its first £75 fine. They say cleaning it up costs them £30,000 a year.

But confectionery firms and critics say it would unfairly punish consumers.

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