Butt con­tain­ers have no room for ex­cuses

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

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.

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