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[UK] Smokers who discard fag ends made to cough up £80 as council gets tough on litter

LITTER wardens are starting to get tough with smokers in North Lincolnshire who throw away cigarette ends on the streets. Since April, the three-strong team has issued 14 fixed penalty notices to smokers.
Scunthorpe Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 04:18

How Cities Can Make Money Off Discarded Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts, one of the most prevalent forms of urban littering, can be recycled. And a few U.S. cities have either deployed cigarette-butt recycling programs or are looking at the innovative idea more closely.
added Dec 5, 2014 16:59
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[Maine] Portland leaders, environmentalists herald effort to eliminate cigarette butts with new tubes

A city spokeswoman says about five dozen "Sidewalk Buttler" cigarette dispensers were recently installed around the city. The tubular receptacles resemble mustachioed butlers and have mouth-shaped inserts where smokers can dispose of cigarette butts.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 5, 2014 11:04
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[Maine] Portland postpones 'Sidewalk Buttler' demo event

An event to promote eliminating cigarette butt litter in Portland has been rescheduled because of heavy ice in the city. A city spokeswoman says about five dozen “Sidewalk Buttler” cigarette dispensers were recently installed around the city. The tubula
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Dec 5, 2014 11:03

[UK] Two men find smoking an expensive habit - after being ordered to pay £600 for dropping cigarette butts in public

Alex King and Imran Shafi were charged with dropping litter in a place covered by the Environmental Protection Act. Both offences happened in Huddersfield town centre, Kirklees magistrates were told.
icHuddersfield / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (uk)
added Dec 4, 2014 07:33

[Illinois] FERGUSON/SCHEFFLER: Parks should prohibit the use of tobacco

The Lee County Health Department and KSB Community Wellness support local students leading the effort toward a tobacco-free park policy. Both organizations identified smoking as a priority health issue in their most recent community health needs assessm
Sauk Valley (IL) Newspapers
added Nov 19, 2014 12:30

[Australia] Smoking banned in NSW national parks

Smoking is to be banned in all 860 national parks in NSW, Environment Minister Rob Stokes has announced.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Nov 16, 2014 18:19

[UK] Government push to clean up Britain and make dropping litter 'as socially unacceptable as drink driving'

Motorists who allow rubbish to be thrown from their cars could be prosecuted as part of a bid by ministers to make dropping rubbish as “socially unacceptable as drink driving”. The Government is looking at making it easier for councils to fine people who
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 11, 2014 09:26

[Oregon] Editorial: Smoke 'em if you've got 'em on the beach

“If we can accomplish those goals without a rule that would be difficult to enforce, we should try that first,” said a spokesman for the Parks and Recreation Department, and we wish that sentiment were more common in government.
Corvallis (OR) Gazette-Times
added Nov 10, 2014 23:39

[Oregon] Coastline smoking ban punted

Officials said it would have been tough to enforce the prohibition along the 362 miles of Oregon coastline, all of which is public and much of which is wild and isolated. The department proposed the rule in February as a way to reduce secondhand smoke a
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 7, 2014 11:36
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