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[Wisconsin] Health initiative offers grants to pick up butts

Youth organizations and middle school faculty members who get off their butts might get a $100 mini-grant from the La Crosse Area Health Initiative in its third annual initiative to pick up cigarette butts in connection with Earth Day.
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Australia] Council to ban smoking at Macquarie Mall?

In the March Liverpool Council meeting, a motion was addressed regarding complaints from residents about the impact smoking had at Liverpoool’s Macquarie Mall. The motion was carried to collate community feedback in the form of a survey to help council
Liverpool City Champion (au)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:56
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[Australia] 'Get your sh*t together!' Two 13-year-old girls go to extreme measures after becoming fed up with people throwing their cigarette butts on the ground

A make-shift ashtray popped up in Chippendale on Thursday, drawing attention to the enormous amount of cigarette butts discarded on the streets of the inner-city Sydney suburb. 'This many cigarettes found within one block of Chippendale, get your sh*t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:26
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] S. Korean City Turns Cigarette Butts into Pest-Killing Compost

The city of Guri has developed a machine that transforms cigarette butts into compost and is now trialing the technology on government office grounds. Placed inside a smoking booth, the machine is the first of its kind to be implemented in South Korea.
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Mar 30, 2018 19:01
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[Arkansas] Volunteers ‘kick’ in against tobacco, litter

the volunteers, including 17-year-old Boone Walker (inset) with the IGNITS Youth Group, donned disposable gloves and picked up cigarette butts and trash around the Boone County Courthouse.
Harrison (AR) Daily Times
added Mar 23, 2018 21:37
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Tourist beaches in Thailand to issue new bans to protect popular holiday islands

The increase in numbers, up from 35.3 million in 2017, has caused a large amount of damage to the islands as tourism increases... The smoking ban will come into place from November 1 after over 138,000 butts were found on one beach in September. Feedin
Daily Express (uk)
added Mar 21, 2018 13:45
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tobacco and the environment

Billions of cigarettes — about 267 billion in 2015 — are smoked each year in the United States. They are the most littered item in the country. The waste from cigarettes can leach toxic chemicals into the environment, leading to land, water and air pollut
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Mar 7, 2018 21:47
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Thailand bans smoking and littering on dozens of its beaches which are hugely popular with tourists

The country has 357 beaches nationwide and environmentalists have been lobbying the government to protect them from the evils of litter and cigarette butts The beaches protected by the law span 15 provinces located along the Andaman coast and the Gulf
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:54
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[New Jersey] Asbury Park may ban smoking at beach and boardwalk

City Manager Michael Capabianco said the city is considering instituting a ban on smoking at the beach and the boardwalk, citing public health concerns and also the amount of trash generated by improperly discarded cigarettes.
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added Jan 26, 2018 12:33
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[UK] Taxi driver fined for smoking inside his cab

A TAXI driver who smoked inside his cab and left cigarette butts in the street, has been ordered to pay £165 in a fine and costs by Skipton magistrates. Mohammed Nawaz, 26, pleaded guilty by letter to two charges of smoking in a taxi - a smoke free plac
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Jan 26, 2018 11:48
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