Cham­ber Al­liance ask­ing you to vote with your butts

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By SI­MON BROUDER

TRALEE Cham­ber Al­liance have come up with a novel way to en­cour­age smok­ers to dis­pose of their cig­a­rette butts prop­erly.

A quirky new bin for cig­a­rette butts has just been in­stalled on The Mall and now smok­ers will be able to help set­tle a de­bate when they throw away their butts.

The bin will dis­play a top­i­cal ques­tion with two pos­si­ble an­swers and smok­ers vote by drop­ping their cig­a­rette butt into the slot un­derneath their pre­ferred an­swer.

Over time, the butts will pile up in the bin (not the street) show­ing which an­swer is the most pop­u­lar.

For ex­am­ple the first ques­tion posed on the bin was ‘Who do you want as our next Pres­i­dent? Michael D or Some­one else.’

Based on the Tralee’s smok­ers’ butt based feed­back it would ap­pear Michael D is the people’s choice for an­other stint in the Áras.

“The bin uses the ‘nudge’ the­ory be­hav­iour change ap­proach and are a fun way to get people en­gaged in putting cig­a­rette butts in a bin,” said Tralee Cham­ber Al­liance spokesper­son John Drum­mey.

The ques­tions on the bins will be changed reg­u­larly and will be a mix­ture of hu­mor­ous and top­i­cal ques­tions.

TCA’s En­vi­ron­men­tal Task Force and the Tralee Glan Ini­tia­tive are re­spon­si­ble for the ini­tia­tive.

Mayor of Tralee Gra­ham Spring who launched Our Butt Ends Here with the help of Brian Stephen­son (TCA), Shane O’Con­nor and Cara Keane (Glan Man­age­ment).

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