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[Asia, Singapore] Volunteers may be given authority to issue summonses for littering, illegal smoking

Currently, volunteers can request the particulars of people caught littering, for forwarding to the authorities, but the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is considering expanding their powers.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 24, 2015 17:54

Singapore man fined $15,800 for throwing cigarette butts out his window

Authorities in Singapore announced a fine of more than $15,000 was imposed on a litterbug caught on camera tossing cigarette butts from his high-rise window. The National Environment Agency announced the 38-year-old man was ordered to pay $15,836 after in
added Jan 23, 2015 17:58
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[Malaysia, Singapore] BEE: Time to stop public nuisance – Tan Eng Bee

We can learn from that tidy nation on how to maintain cleanliness ...While we have laws on smoking, anti-littering and vandalism, unfortunately and sadly, these laws are not used AT ALL to deter those bent wanting to smoke in "No Smoking" areas or throw
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Jan 23, 2015 11:42

Why this Singapore smoker was fined $15,000

It seems tossing cigarette butts out apartment windows is more than just frowned upon in the Southeast Asian nation.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jan 23, 2015 11:39

A Singapore Smoker Was Fined $15,000 For Throwing Cigarette Butts Out Of A Window

Singapore has fined a smoker S$19,800 ($15,000) for throwing cigarette butts out of his flat window, the National Environment Agency said, the highest ever such fine. The man was fined S$600 per cigarette for the first 33 offences, and ordered to do comm
added Jan 23, 2015 11:38
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[Kansas] VIDEO: Cigarette butt found in cereal box

- A Wichita woman found a cigarette butt inside a box of Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch cereal... The cigarette butt was not inside the sealed plastic bag containing the food but in the bottom of the cardboard box. There were also a few pieces of cereal in the
KAKE TV Channel 10 (Wichita, KS)
added Jan 18, 2015 18:14

[California] Beach clean ups find cigarette butts biggest problem

more than 7,000 volunteers removed nearly 10,500 pounds of debris from coastal areas... volunteers removed ... more than 75,000 cigarette butts,
Coast News (Encinitas, CA)
added Jan 14, 2015 12:38

Cigarette Butt Recycling Initiative Goes National With New Local Grants Program

Keep America Beautiful recently announced a national grants program for an innovative program to recycle discarded cigarette butts. The 2015 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program will offer 50 grants, totaling $275,000 to local governments, park and recrea
added Jan 12, 2015 22:51

[Jordan] Hubble-bubble, there's shisha-smoking trouble on Saudi beaches!

“IT is my right to enjoy a clean beach” was the motto of a recent campaign started by several Jubail residents against beach-goers who smoke shisha, or hubble-bubble, on the city’s beaches. The smokers are accused of polluting beaches with discarded coal
Al (jo)
added Jan 11, 2015 03:02

[UK] Pick up some of the £1bn litter bill, MPs to tell businesses

want tobacco companies, takeaway restaurants and chewing-gum manufacturers to spend hundreds of millions of pounds cleaning up the mess...managing litter in England alone costs the state £1bn a year...most frequently discarded items are cigarette butts
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 6, 2015 14:40
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