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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

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

[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

[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

[Canada] Calls grow for tougher penalties against people who toss cigarette butts

Christy Clark isn’t the only one who thinks penalties should be tougher for people who carelessly toss cigarette butts. On Sunday, the premier said the disrespectful and dangerous practice needs to be brought to an end in light of a human-caused wildfire
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 18, 2015 14:36

[France] Paris distributes 15,000 pocket ashtrays to tackle cigarette butt pollution - City of Paris

This summer, 15,000 pocket ashtrays will be distributed to both Parisians and visitors as part of ambitious measures to tackle pollution in the French capital. From October 1st, the fine for those who discard their cigarette butts on the streets will also
NEWS Press SA (fr)
added Aug 13, 2015 09:07

Italy’s first smoke free beach

Bibione, near Venice, is Italy’s first smoke-free beach and it will be putting up no-smoking signs again this summer. The ‘Respira il Mare‘ (the sea breathes) project was started last year, with the aim of protecting the sea, the land and people from pas
West Journal - Welfare Society Territory (it)
added Jun 21, 2015 15:20

[California] Beach clean ups find cigarette butts biggest problem

more than 7,000 volunteers removed nearly 10,500 pounds of debris from coastal areas... volunteers removed ... more than 75,000 cigarette butts,
Coast News (Encinitas, CA)
added Jan 14, 2015 12:38

[New York] REVKIN: The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

Photo There's a new look to litter these days - e-cigarette packages. This one was photographed in Hudson Highlands State Park in Cold Spring. N.Y.
New York Times Blogs
added Sep 2, 2014 09:13

[California] Roadshow: Drop the cigarette butts back in the litterer's lap

Q As a former firefighter, I did my best to do the following if I saw someone flipping a lit cigarette out their window, especially when I was in uniform. When I would be at a stoplight and see this, I would quickly get out of my car, pick up the burnin
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jul 3, 2014 17:50
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