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01/03/06
Stubbies Promise Fag End of Smoking RubbishStubbies Promise Fag End of Smoking Rubbish
- Pouches planned to help keep Londonís streets clear of cigarette litter

SMOKERS are today to be handed special stubbing-out pouches, known as Stubbies, in an attempt to cut the amount of cigarette-litter on Londonís streets.

250,000 Stubbies will be given to smokers in an initiative backed by a number of London councils and the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

ďWith nowhere to smoke in the pub or the office, smokers are nipping outside for a cigarette,ď said Alan Woods, of Keep Britain Tidy. ďWith bars and businesses reluctant to provide bins, the result is more flung fag ends, boxes and matches and a bigger council tax tab to clean them up.Ē

It is hoped the scheme will help cut the amount of smoking-associated rubbish on the streets as last year 2,700 tonnes of such litter was recorded in the capital.

Stubbies arenít new. Southwark council has been handing them out for while and staff at the London Assembly building have had access to Stubbies for over a year.

















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