06 August 2017
Butts into better things
The City of Melbourne is showing initiative in recycling cigarette butts into plastic products. This is another initiative to reduce landfill waste in the City of Melbourne. They estimate that over 10,000 butts are dumped on the streets everyday. (9 million in a year) the pollute the streets and the streams that stormwater washes into. Butts are commonly mistaken for food by marine life and have been found in the stomachs of fish, birds, sea turtles and other marine creatures. The full story can be read at http://www.governmentnews.com.au/2017/07/we-want-your-butt/.. Sounds like a good idea for South Australia!