Zilch micro-bin trial – Neat StreetsPosted on July 19, 2016 by DrRossH in General
Since their installation there has been a reduction of approximately 80% in the number of cigarette butts on the ground within 3m of the micro-bins. The bins are emptied twice-daily by the station staff and this merely involves lifting the liner out of the bin and emptying it. A recent enforcement exercise yielded far fewer tickets than previously indicating that behaviour change had been achieved.
So the key finding is that a simple solution, made in part from re-purposed litter-picked aluminium cans, when deployed at the right density can bring about a behaviour change without either being widely promoted or any element of coercion.