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[Canada] Metro mayor proposes return-it deposit on cigarette butts

A Metro Vancouver mayor is pitching a B.C.-wide return-it deposit for cigarette butts — similar to the fees charged for pop cans and beer bottles — as a way to keep the litter from contaminating storm drains and local waterways. North Vancouver Mayor Da (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:57

[New York] Editorial: Properly dispose of cigarette butts

smokers had to “field strip” the cigarettes: undo the paper, scatter the remaining tobacco into the wind and pocket the filters... In the general public, there are no such procedures, but butt receptacles are provided. If only smokers would use them.
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican
added Jun 25, 2016 02:16

[Massachusetts] Smoking On Beaches Stirs Public Debate In Bourne

a debate is brewing over smokers’ rights: whether the Town of Bourne should institute a ban on smoking at public beaches. Anti-smoking advocates point to smells and health risks of second-hand smoke, while defenders argue that anyone offended by the smel
Bourne (MA) Enterprise
added Jun 24, 2016 16:38

A practical proposal for solving the world’s cigarette butt problem: Recycling in fired clay bricks

Our calculations show that, theoretically, only 2.5% of the world’s annual brick production is necessary to completely offset the worldwide, annual cigarette production.
Science Direct
added Jun 20, 2016 14:33

[Australia] We could soon be building houses from cigarette butts

a team of researchers from RMIT University have come up with a solution to the cigarette butt problem: use them to make bricks! The study, which was led by Dr Abbas Mohajerani of the School of Engineering, showed that using cigarette butts to make fire b
Techly (au)
added Jun 20, 2016 14:32

[Nevada] Officials: Gardnerville townhouse complex fire sparked by cigarette butts

The fire at a Gardnerville townhouse complex that displaced more than 30 people was caused by cigarette butts that ignited juniper bushes...several different brands of cigarette butts were found discarded in juniper bushes at the complex at 1375 Lampe Dr.
KRNV News 4 (Reno, NV)
added Jun 19, 2016 21:49

[Washington] WSP: $1025 fine for throwing lit cigarettes from vehicles

Prepare to pay big if you're caught littering a lit cigarette. Washington State Patrol (WSP) announced a $1,025 fine to deter people from throwing lit tobacco products from their cars. Troopers said there is more risk of fires with dry weather condition
KIMA TV (Yakima, WA)
added Jun 19, 2016 12:18

[Australia] Man is kicked off a P&O cruise after flicking a cigarette butt off the side 'without thinking' - leaving his wife on board alone after they had saved up for their dream trip for a year

The couple, based in Perth in Western Australia, had saved up for the holiday for a year but it was ruined from the moment Mr O'Keefe let the cigarette butt go over-board... Mr O'Keefe's daughter Courtney took to P&O's Facebook page to complain about th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 20:29

great outdoors month: keep nature great by ending tobacco use

june is Great Outdoors Month...Cigarettes and cigarette butts make up nearly 38 percent of all litter collected in the United States, and nearly 1.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the air by tobacco manufacturing.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 15, 2016 16:58
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[UK] Crackdown sees smokers fined £4,000 for dropping cigarette butts in Manchester city centre

More than 20 smokers have been fined a total of £4,000 in a crackdown on dropped cigarette butts. Town hall chiefs last year launched a major crackdown on littering in Manchester city centre . And 23 people have now been prosecuted after council office
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Jun 10, 2016 12:05
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