Butt containers have no room for excuses
In a joint project called No Ifs, Butts or Maybes, 40 vandal-proof cigarette butt containers will be installed in the Taupo District, including Mangakino.
The small bins are expected to encourage people to dispose of their cigarette butts responsibly, something that can be easier said than done.
The campaign was launched on June 29.
Taupo District Council and Keep New Zealand Beautiful are launching the campaign with the intention of ridding footpaths, roads and waterways of cigarette butts.
‘‘Smokers often contribute to a massive litter problem which severely degrades the look and feel of our beautiful community and environment when they drop or ‘flick’ their butts without thinking twice,’’ Keep New Zealand Beautiful national programmes manager Mary Brown said.
TIDY UP: Keep New Zealand Beautiful national programmes manager Mary Brown with one of the new bins for Mangakino.