No butts, let’s recycle

Emma Walmsley, with children Dante Mammone, 7, and Allegra Mammone, 3. wants recycling boxes installed for difficult items.
Picture: 
Louise Barker

Emma Walmsley, with children Dante Mammone, 7, and Allegra Mammone, 3. wants recycling boxes installed for difficult items. Picture: Louise Barker

MILDURA mum Emma Walmsley has declared war on cigarette butts, a litter she regularly encounters on playgrounds and parks around Mildura.

Ms Walmsley, a member of the Mildura War on Waste group, last week launched a petition proposing that Mildura Council install recycling boxes for difficult items that are not ­accepted at Mildura Landfill. 

“I think it’s a really big problem in Mildura – we go to the children’s playgrounds a lot and I have personally encountered (cigarette butts) each time I visit a children’s playground in Mildura,” she said.

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