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[UK] 'Get tough on fly-tippers': On-the-spot £1,000 fines urged by Keep Britain Tidy campaign to combat litter louts costing the country £1billion a year to clean-up after them

Keep Britain Tidy group want £1,000 on-the-spot fines for rubbish dumping TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp also wants increased £500 fines for littering Councils spend £1billion a year clearing rubbish despite facing budget cuts
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 26, 2015 09:22
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[UK] 'Hit litter louts with bigger fines to clean up Britain's streets' says pressure group

Keep Britain Tidy wants the penalties hiked for yobs who drop chewing gum and cigarette butts on streets as councils await more cuts
The Mirror (uk)
added May 26, 2015 09:21
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[UK] £1,000 fines urged in crackdown on litter louts ($$)

The Keep Britain Tidy campaign has also called on the government to introduce a national strategy, led by a dedicated minister for litter, to impose tougher fines and ensure more prosecutions. Persistent problems include cigarette ends and chewing gum bei
Times Of London (uk)
added May 26, 2015 09:20
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[Canada] Cigarette butt and a garbage pail of diapers to blame for massive condo fire: Edmonton fire chief

The blaze, which is expected to cost more than $16.3 million in building and property damage, is the second major Edmonton fire in less than a year caused by smoking material being carelessly thrown out...over the last five years, firefighters have respo
Metro (ca)
added May 25, 2015 23:20
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Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

Leatherman has given extra points to beaches that have good safety records and no-smoking rules. "Cigarette butts are the number one form of litter on beaches — plastics in terms of volume but in terms of numbers it's cigarette butts — so I'm starting to
AP - Associated Press
added May 23, 2015 16:17
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[UK] Clampdown on litter launched as officers hit the streets in East Hampshire

East Hampshire District Council has begun a zero-tolerance campaign against people who drop chewing gum or cigarette butts, or don’t clean up after their dog. If caught they run the risk of a £75 fine. And if they do not pay it they will be taken to cou
Portsmouth News (uk)
added May 20, 2015 06:06
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[UK] New laws to punish litter louts ‘must be sped up’

THE YORKSHIRE Post is adding its voice to calls to speed up the implementation of new rules that would make it easier for councils to punish those who allow litter to be thrown for their cars.
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added May 18, 2015 10:54
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[Korea - South, UK] Korean scientists turn cigarette butts into efficient energy storage

They transformed the cellulose acetate fibres in cigarette filters into a carbon-based energy storage material using a simple, one-step burning technique called pyrolysis. The carbon-based material was tested to see how well it could adsorb electrolyte
IBTimes (uk)
added May 16, 2015 10:30
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[Ohio] Fire fueled by cigarette butts burns goose protecting eggs

A mother goose is recovering from serious burns after cigarette butts started a fire last week in her nest, but the eggs that she desperately tried to save will not hatch. ... Police are searching for whoever left the cigarettes. Canada geese are protecte
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2015 10:01
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[Ohio] Cigarettes spark fire in goose's nest

A mother goose is recovering from serious burns after cigarette butts started a fire in her nest. Wildlife specialist Tim White told the Sandusky Register he and his daughter saw the fire smoldering Sunday outside his office building in Sandusky.
AP - Associated Press
added May 10, 2015 16:01
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