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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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[Canada] Metro mayor proposes return-it deposit on cigarette butts

A Metro Vancouver mayor is pitching a B.C.-wide return-it deposit for cigarette butts — similar to the fees charged for pop cans and beer bottles — as a way to keep the litter from contaminating storm drains and local waterways. North Vancouver Mayor Da
Canada.com (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:57
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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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Could a giant musical cigarette butt reduce cigarette litter?

Ioglo's Fumo project aims to make disposing of cigarette butts "an adventure," by using music and an LED light show on an interactive "smoke pole" to reward smokers that put their butts into the device:
TreeHugger (Discovery Communications)
added May 5, 2014 09:32
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[Brazil] Rio bans beach butts

Brazil plans to clean up Copacabana and Ipanema ahead of next year’s World Cup by imposing fines of up to £40 for dropping a cigarette. Littering on the Rio beaches will incur a maximum penalty of £810. The move has taken locals, who live in a city with
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 12, 2013 17:10
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