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[UK] Dropping butts costs three smokers £1k each

Last Wednesday, Brighton Magistrates found the three guilty of dropping litter in the street after failing to pay a £75 fixed penalty that was issued at the time. Littering is contrary to Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act and a criminal offe
Brighton and Hove News (uk)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:21
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Tobacco industry responsibility for butts: a Model Tobacco Waste Act [FREE FULL TEXT]

This report describes how a Model Tobacco Waste Act may be adopted by national and subnational jurisdictions to address the environmental impacts of TPW. Such a law will also reduce tobacco use and its health consequences by raising attention to the envir
Tobacco Control
added Jan 11, 2017 20:58
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[UK] Plymouth man fined for flicking lit cigarette out his car window

A litter lout who threw his cigarette out his car window has been fined £220 by magistrates. Michael Hayward of Ladysmith Road was seen flicking a lit cigarette from his car as he drove along Lipson Road last August. He was issued with an £80 Fixed Pen
Plymouth Herald / This is Plymouth (uk)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:35
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[UK-Scotland] Litter in Scotland on the rise, says INCPEN

Conducted by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the study was carried out across 120 sites in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Renfrewshire and Inverness. According to the survey, cigarette butts and gum made up the bulk of the litter count.
Packaging News (uk)
added Jan 5, 2017 15:39
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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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[Georgia] Atlanta’s new method of cigarette bud disposal

The City of Atlanta is installing 50 cigarette and ash receptacles in the highly traveled sidewalks of downtown Atlanta. The installations are attributed to the Clean Streets Program, a part of the city’s zero-waste goal which allows smokers to safely an
Georgia State University Signal
added Jan 2, 2017 00:36
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New Zealand anti-litter charity funded by tobacco company

British American Tobacco (BAT) generate over a third of Keep New Zealand Beautiful's income, Newshub can reveal. BAT's contribution to the anti-litter charity has risen from $100,000 to nearly $200,000 a year since 2008.
Newshub (nz)
added Dec 30, 2016 17:13
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[Illinois] Cigarette butts make up nearly half of trash at Chicago beaches, study shows

At Ohio Street Beach, 57,066 pieces of litter — nearly a ton — were collected April through October from 2003 to 2014. Of that total, 41.9 percent of items collected was cigarette butts, even though smoking has been prohibited along the lakefront since 2
Chicago Tribune
added Dec 29, 2016 00:34
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[UK] More than £750 court bill for litterbug who threw cigarette out of car window

Litterbug Russell Bloor has been hit with a £761 court bill after throwing a cigarette butt out of his car window in Staffordshire. A council warden saw Bloor throw the cigarette away outside the Co-op, in Leek Road, Hanley, last July.
Burton Mail (uk)
added Dec 26, 2016 16:27
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[Australia] Avoid intimacy, NEVER wear a white bikini and loud music is simply unacceptable: Etiquette guru on how to behave on the beach this summer

'Do not smoke on the beach (many beaches have restrictions) out of respect for others. 'If you are desperate for a cigarette move away from the beach and remember to place your butts into the rubbish. Help the cleaners and reduce the hundreds of disgust
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 26, 2016 16:22
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