Letter: $1 a butt and world would be butt-free

We pay a recycling fee on beverage cans and containers, why not cigarette butts?

To the editor:

Re: Mr. Mellis’s opinion of a cigarette butt deposit! (Disconnect Between Smokers and Wildfires, Aug. 21 Kelowna Capital News.)

I agree 100 per cent.

We pay a recycling fee on beverage cans and containers, why not cigarette butts?

I suggest a buck a butt.

Hence, a $20 deposit per pack of 20 butts.

Would you really throw a loonie on the street, on the sidewalk or on the road  from your vehicle window? Not a chance.

Bring your original carton with 20 butts in it and received a $20 credit on your next purchase of a pack of butts.

Re-cycling depots could be compensated by tobacco companies for their services to the communities.

Chances are forest fires caused by butt heads would decline rapidly and our sidewalks and curbs would be butt-free.

Homeless people would have a new source of income from people thinking our world is their ashtray.

Everybody wins.

Andy Chouinard, Kelowna

 

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