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Recycle that: Many household items find surprising new lives

Pittsburgh, New Orleans, San Francisco and dozens of other cities, partnering with TerraCycle, are finding it worthwhile to collect and process old cigarette butts and packaging, which is shredded, separating the ash, tobacco and paper from the plastic fi
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 31, 2018 21:05

[UK] Brent Council launches campaign against paan spitting

the council has urged users not to spit out the mixture onto roads and pavements as it is both unpleasant and can leave a distinctive red stain. Cllr Krupa Sheth, responsible for the environment at Brent Council, said the move highlights that such action
Harrow Times (uk)
added Oct 30, 2018 20:29

[Europe] EU backs plastics ban for 2021

The legislation calls for reducing waste from tobacco products, especially cigarette filters containing plastic, by 50 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2030. Cigarette butts can take up to 12 years to disintegrate when thrown on a road, the parliament
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 26, 2018 21:49

[New York] Professor collects cigarette butts to bring to President Tripathi

Professor Jessica Kruger talks about her project to collect cigarette butts from on campus to bring to President Tripathi’s office. She hopes the university will be more inclined to enforce UB's no smoking policy after showing President Tripathi physical
UB Spectrum (University at Buffalo)
added Oct 24, 2018 02:24

[New York] ‘Seen Enough Tobacco’ initiative cleans up Dolgeville

a group of students from Reality Check at Dolgeville Middle School and James A. Green High School showed up to help clean up any littered cigarette butts.... She also said there was also a pile of liquid Juul containers, which has become a “huge epidemic
Herkimer (NY) Times Telegram
added Oct 17, 2018 03:07

[France] Banned plastics: European Parliament’s list grows longer

The environment committee calls for a 50% reduction of filter waste containing plastic in 2025 and an 80% reduction in 2030. Moreover, the committee is requesting that the tobacco industry cover the costs of collecting, transporting and treating these cig
added Oct 16, 2018 00:04

[Asia, Bangladesh] Cigarette butts cause 13.55pc fire incidents

out of over 18,000 fire incidents in Bangladesh last year, 2,453 were caused by burning cigarettes. It means fire from thrown out cigarette butts accounts for 13.55 percent of the total fire incidents, making it the third largest cause of fire, according
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Oct 12, 2018 21:30

[Wisconsin] La Crosse County survey: Most people support banning smoking in parks, fest grounds

“The kids really don’t have a choice” but to be exposed to secondhand smoke, Nelson said Friday as she pushed her 2-year-old birthday girl, Ellie, at Weigent Park in La Crosse. “So, if you could just step out of the park and get away from the kids, that
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Oct 6, 2018 15:41

UN: Tobacco Kills Not Just People, but the Environment

Health officials say smoking not only kills about 7 million people every year, but has a devastating impact on the environment _ contributing to deforestation, water and soil depletion and acidification.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 3, 2018 09:06

Cigarettes have a significant impact on the environment, not just health

These impacts include climate change from energy and fuel consumption, water and soil depletion, and acidification. The global cultivation of tobacco requires substantial land use, water consumption, pesticides and labour – all finite resources that migh (
added Oct 3, 2018 07:42
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