As well as a fire risk, cigarette butts
are made from non-biodegradable plastic which can take up to 15 years to break down.
The meeting was told that, of the total number of tickets issued, 12,754 were handed out to people dropping cigarette butts
in the street - representing just under 93% of all tickets issued.
USA], Aug 7 ( ANI ): Cigarette butts
are more than mere litter and now, a team of scientists has found a way to pave over the big problem.
The action is aimed at fighting pollution as cigarette butts
ends up being unintended food for much marine fauna and can be deadly for marine species.
According to Belle Borromeo, head of Manila's Department of Public Services, cigarette butts
and filters were among the top 10 most collected trash during the International Coastal Cleanup in Manila Bay last Sept.
An Iranian researcher at RMIT University in Australia has demonstrated how bricks made with cigarette butts
can save energy, not to mention denting a global littering problem.
Discarded cigarette butts
in ashtrays cab also pose a serious health risk to children, such as vomiting, gagging and lethargy.
Reasons for a ban would include the health dangers of second-hand smoke, the risk of fire and the fact that cigarette butts
often end up as litter on beaches.
We ask that you consider under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, or any other related legislation, the introduction of steward fees for cigarette producers/manufacturers/first importers to cover the cost of cigarette butt
management, including public education, signage, cleanup and disposal," wrote Harnum.
So we've been getting out to meet residents, hand out free cigarette butt
stubbies - a specially-insulated pouch where smokers can keep their cigarette butts
until they find a bin to dispose of them - and dog waste bags to make people aware just how messy and (in the case of dog waste) hazardous these items can be to the environment.
A friend of mine got fined 50 pounds [$75] for throwing a cigarette butt
on the floor.
A SMOKER caught throwing away a cigarette butt
in the street will have to cough up PS560 - after failing to pay a much smaller fine.