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[Australia] Aussie scientist discovers genius use for cigarette butts

Dr Abbas Mohajerani from Melbourne’s RMIT University has developed a world-first method to turn millions of tonnes of cigarette butt waste into bricks. The invention would reduce pollution and, according to Dr Mohajerani’s studies, make better bricks.
ninemsn (au)
added May 30, 2016 15:06

[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Cough, cough, finally! No more smoking on the Jersey Shore

A ban on smoking in parks and on beaches will protect public health and reduce litter. Do Republican backers have the backbone to override a likely Christie veto?
Trenton (NJ) Times
added May 27, 2016 22:16

[Australia] How an Aussie invention could make cigarette butts valuable

Not only does his process get rid of the pollution, it makes better bricks. Dr Abbas Mohajerani from RMIT University hopes his discovery means one day cigarette butts will become valuable, and brick manufacturers will pay to have them collected, in the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 27, 2016 19:22
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[New York] Local youth host Eath Day cigarette butt pickup event

In honor of Earth Day, local Reality Check groups at Pittsford High School and Community Place of Greater Rochester recently held a cigarette butt pickup event at Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave., Rochester. Reality Check members wore hazardous material
Brighton-Pittsford (NY) Post
added May 21, 2016 13:48

[Canada] Smoke free Lake Country

The public will be give their say at a June 3rd council meeting when the bylaw will receive third reading. It will then go to a provincial health official for review before it gets final approval on June 21st, according to an official. (ca)
added May 19, 2016 03:41
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban can accommodate exemptions

Reserving a 15 percent portion of a public space for smokers is not an unreasonable concession. Supporters of the ban point to the dangers of secondhand smoke, but those dangers are clearly minimal in the open air of a beach or a park; we’re not talking a (Bridgewater Courier News/East Brunswick Home News Tribune)
added May 16, 2016 19:43
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[UK-Wales] Litter enforcement officer filmed throwing cigarette end on the floor in Wrexham

An enforcement officer who spent his day slapping litter louts with fines was caught on camera throwing his own cigarette butt on the floor after his shift. The man, who works for Kingdom Security Ltd, can be seen flicking the cigarette out of his hand
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added May 12, 2016 20:19

[UK-Northern Ireland] Butt pouches for smokers from JTI

In what could be one of their last local interactions, JTI have teamed up with Ballymena BID to raise awareness of the problem of unsightly cigarette litter in Ballymena town centre. JTI previously supported this anti-butts campaign by supplying cigaret
Ballymena Times (uk)
added May 6, 2016 11:47

2015 Sustainability Report: Transforming Tobacco (PDF)

Reynolds American (RAI)
added May 3, 2016 18:08

[California] East Bay's Park It: Cigarettes all but banned

East Bay Regional Park District's board of directors has approved a ban on smoking in the regional parklands...The board acted at the request of Save the Bay as a way of reducing cigarette butt litter and promoting a healthier environment for park visitor
Oroville (CA) Mercury-Register
added May 1, 2016 19:13
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