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Reynolds subsidiary funding cigarette recycling

A subsidiary of the nation's second-largest cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is funding a national recycling program to reward do-gooders for cleaning up tobacco waste and turn cigarette butts into pellets used to make items such as plastic shippin
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 14, 2012 13:01
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Recycling programs tackle problem of cigarette butts

programs that not only encourage people to pick up the butts but also recycle them. Contrary to what many smokers may think, cigarette filters are not biodegradable
USA Today
added Jun 18, 2012 22:46
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[Canada] Halifax councillor proposes cigarette butt recycling pilot project

Coun. Tony Mancini has discovered a program adopted by Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver he thinks could work in Halifax.
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:22
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[UK] 'WHERE DO THEY THINK I'LL GET THE MONEY FROM?' Mum’s fury after being slapped with £1k fine for dropping a cigarette butt when she can’t afford carpets for her son’s bedroom

Chelsie Lawton, 26, was spotted stubbing a fag out outside a shopping centre by an environmental crime officer, and issued with an on-the-spot £80 fine.
The Sun (uk)
added May 11, 2017 20:08
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[California] SF's cigarette 'litter' fee on packs sold increases to 60 cents

San Francisco’s fee on cigarette sales to pay for cleaning up litter has increased 50 percent for a total of 60 cents per pack. Around 12 million packs of cigarettes are sold in San Francisco annually, and a large portion of those smoked butts — and pac
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added Jan 3, 2017 07:18
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[Canada] Illegal smokes on the rise

More than one-quarter of all the butts tossed to the curb are contraband and the numbers are rising. Almost 35% of Barrie smokers are lighting up contraband cigarettes, compared to approximately 20% in 2015. Between Sept. 1 and 19, WrightOn Marketing co
Barrie (Ont) Examiner (ca)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:25
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[Canada] Study finds almost half of discarded cigarettes butts at UBC are contraband

British Columbia remains a significant market for untaxed contraband cigarettes, according to a study by the Western Convenience Stores Association. The majority, which are being manufactured on First Nations reserves in Eastern Canada, are finding their
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:28
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[Asia, India] Govt bans plastic use in tobacco packaging

The Union environment ministry has banned the use of plastic in packaging pouches and sachets of gutkha, tobacco and pan masala. Tonnes of plastic waste generated from such packets necessitated the decision. This comes months after the ministry overhaule
Asian Age (in)
added Oct 10, 2016 03:14
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2015 Sustainability Report: Transforming Tobacco (PDF)

Reynolds American (RAI)
added May 3, 2016 18:08
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[California] PETERSON/KIM: Cigarette butt waste - More than just litter.

butts are toxic, non-biodegradable, waste that create environmental health risks and an economic burden. Given the negative impacts of cigarette butt waste, it is time to increase awareness about this issue and push for statewide policy to address it.
Environmental Health Sciences
added May 5, 2015 12:34
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