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INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP Top 10 Items Found

1. 2,117,931 cigarettes/cigarette filters
The Ocean Conservancy
added May 16, 2013 03:43
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[UK] Boom in the sale of illegal cigarettes ($$)

A study of discarded packs throughout Britain by MSIntelligence, a Geneva-based company, found that just over 26 per cent of cigarettes had avoided tax in the last quarter of 2012, compared with 19.3 per cent in the same period a year ago.
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 4, 2013 06:27
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[Virginia] Va. Senate approves bill to ban smoking on beaches

Virginia’s Senate has approved legislation that would permit localities to tell smokers to butt out at public beaches. Sen. Ralph Northam, D-Norfolk, said his SB 1253 was inspired by Virginia Beach civic league fed up with the sight of cigarette detritu
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Feb 4, 2013 22:36
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[France] Cleaning up Marseille beach, one cigarette butt at a time

A recent Surfrider Foundation cleanup, at Prado beaches, near the city of Marseille on France’s Mediterranean coast was designed to highlight the insidious effects of one particular source of pollution – cigarette butts.
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Jul 31, 2012 14:08
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[UK] Cancer patients have to walk through smoke fumes at hospital

Patients turning up for cancer treatment have to walk through cigarette smoke and past the litter of discarded butts, according to a report. The Daily Record photographed a number of smokers outside the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow
SafetySignSupplies.co.uk (uk)
added Jul 9, 2012 11:55
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[Canada] Businesses could soon be on hook for cigarette-butt cleanup

New rules requiring business owners to pick up cigarette butts outside their establishments took a step closer to reality Wednesday. The City’s Licensing and Standards Committee voted to change the bylaws around clearing litter from boulevards, sidewalks
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Sep 22, 2016 15:30
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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
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Tobacco industry responsibility for butts: a Model Tobacco Waste Act [FREE FULL TEXT]

This report describes how a Model Tobacco Waste Act may be adopted by national and subnational jurisdictions to address the environmental impacts of TPW. Such a law will also reduce tobacco use and its health consequences by raising attention to the envir
Tobacco Control
added Mar 2, 2016 09:03
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[New Jersey] VIDEO: Christie butting heads with GOPers on beach smoking ban

Republican lawmakers appear headed to a loyalty test with GOP Gov. Chris Christie over a bill on a statewide ban of smoking at public beaches and parks. Christie vetoed the same legislation in 2014 but members on an Assembly panel from both parties unani
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added Feb 22, 2016 21:04
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[Asia, India] Tobacco litter a potential threat

leaving the environment polluted, spreading diseases and possibly contaminating food, says a body of oncologists in Kolkata. Cigarette and bidi butts, along with chewing tobacco spits littered on streets, should be classified as toxic wastes, they have
Times of India
added Nov 25, 2015 16:57
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