Greta Thunberg has dealt Andrew Tate another blow in the Twitter spat that has exploded this week, taunting him following his arrest in Romania.

Following news the controversial influencer had been detained on Thursday, the climate activist said in a post: “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.”

Ms Thunberg was referring to the video Tate posted of him sitting at a desk wearing a robe and smoking a cigar, in which he told her to “get a life”.

In the footage, Tate tells a person off-camera: “Please bring me pizza and make sure that these boxes are not recycled.”

He was then handed a stack of boxes that appear to bear the branding of Romanian chain Jerry’s Pizza.

With Tate’s arrest coming quickly after the video, social media has been buzzing with the theory that the pizza boxes revealed his location to police.

The theory has spawned the trending hashtag #PizzaTate, although others pointed out that Tate had been posting about his location in Romania before the row.

The Romanian authorities have not made any comment on the video or whether the pizza boxes played a part in their investigation.

Tate and his brother Tristan have been under investigation since April alongside two Romanian nationals.

His home in the capital, Bucharest, has now reportedly been raided, with a lawyer for the brothers confirming their detention.

“The four suspects… appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost,” Romanian prosecutors said.

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The row between Tate and Ms Thunberg started when he shared a picture on Twitter of himself standing next to a Bugatti and saying he owned 33 cars.

“Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions,” he tweeted, tagging Ms Thunberg.

The Swedish campaigner responded by saying: “Yes, please do enlighten me”, adding a fake email address mocking him and ending with the words “getalife.com”.

The tweet quickly amassed more than 3.5 million likes, catapulting it into the top 10 most-liked tweets in history.