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[Asia, China] Smoke the vote: Cigarette butt disposal for favored soccer teams

Six tins resembling ballot boxes have been set up at a beach in Qinhuangdao, North China's Hebei province, for people to dispose of cigarette butts by voting for their favorite teams at this year's World Cup in Russia.
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[Australia] Another tragic scene from our filthy planet: Underwater footage shows fish attempting to EAT a filthy cigarette butt carelessly dropped in the ocean near Melbourne

The cigarette butt is captured descending towards the ocean floor as fish swim around it in eager interest. They swim towards the toxic butt and attempt to latch onto it, bouncing around the coral. The footage was filmed by a freediver, Jules, who sha
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 20, 2018 19:56
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[Ireland] Minister calls on smokers to kick their littering habit

According to the 2017 National Litter Pollution Report, cigarette-related litter - mainly butts - was responsible for more than 56pc of rubbish discarded on the country's streets. Packaging items like cardboard, paper, bottles and caps, glass and cans c
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:34
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[Ireland] Smokers held responsible for most littering

A fifth of Irish people are smokers but their litter is responsible for more than half of that found on the country’s streets. Cigarette butts accounted for 52.5 per cent of the rubbish left on streets last year, but when boxes, wrappers, matches, match
Times Of London (uk)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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France orders tobacco industry: stub out cigarette butt pollution

France will force tobacco companies to help end the scourge of cigarette butts that litter streets and contaminate water, unless they take voluntary action in the next three months, a government minister said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Jun 15, 2018 09:02
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[UK] Cigarette Litter The Most Common Litter On Europe’s Beaches

Based on nearly 700,000 collected items, disposable plastics are the biggest contributor to marine litter, with cigarette butts and filters being the most commonly found individual items. The new data has been collected by volunteers using the EEA’s Mari
CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management)
added Jun 13, 2018 05:30
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[Canada] Town of Sylvan Lake extends smoking ban to include beaches, playgrounds and municipal facilities

The town spokesperson Joanne Gaudet said the changes were spurred by complaints about public smoking and discarded cigarette butts.
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 10, 2018 23:47
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[New Jersey] NJ beach smoking ban: $250 fine up to Murphy

The bill would extend the state’s Smoke-Free Air Act to ban smoking from beaches and parks along with the already mandated indoor public places and workplaces. Watch the video above for more about the proposed law. Attached to the bill is a $250 fine fo
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added Jun 10, 2018 23:44
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[North Carolina] Editorial: Fresh air and good thinking — tobacco-free parks

With this vote, commissioners show that Rowan cares about improving quality of life and promoting good health. Smart thinking. We’ve come a long way since the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report linking cigarettes to lung cancer in 1964. Sinc
Salisbury (NC) Post
added Jun 7, 2018 06:08
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[Pennsylvania] Aspinwall exploring program to recycle cigarette butts

oper this month presented an idea that lit up the room — she wants the borough to participate in a cigarette butt recycling program. Cooper is exploring the initiative through Terracycle, a New Jersey-based company that collects and repurposes hard-to-re
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Jun 6, 2018 01:39
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