Here are some of examples of local projects to tackle smoking related litter:
- Liverpool city centre: The TMA is working with the Liverpool Business Improvement District Company which has identified the issue of cigarette litter as its number one problem. An initial survey of bin infrastructure has identified a lack of public disposal receptacles for smoking related litter which this partnership would address by providing such infrastructure.
- Rose Street, Edinburgh: The TMA worked with Business Improvement District Scotland on a behaviour change project on Rose Street, Edinburgh – an area identified as a hotspot for cigarette litter. There was an overall decrease in the amount of litter over the course of the project.
- South Holland, Lincolnshire: In 2015, the TMA partnered with South Holland District Council to support the council’s ongoing litter work. We provided funding to support the installation of new bins, the hire of a Glutton street cleansing machine, the development of a litter monitoring regime and the employment of a dedicated Pride in South Holland Officer. For more information click here.
- Villiers Street, London: The TMA worked with Hubbub, Westminster City Council and the North Bank Bid to tackle litter in Villiers Street, London. This project piloted the use of innovative ‘voting’ bins, which were used to nudge tobacco consumers to dispose of their litter properly. The initiative led to almost a 50% reduction in tobacco litter. For more information on the ballot bin click here.
A summary of this work is also available to view and download here