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Belfast tackles its butt problem

Around 50,000 cigarette butts are being collected each week from outside Belfast businesses that have banned smoking. Many of these come from the front of offices, with Brighter Belfast chairman councillor Peter OReilly and Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce president Dave Pennick taking to the streets with brushes and shovels to highlight the problem recently. An official no smoking ban will come into effect next year, but the fact that some businesses ...