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Could Wrigley's reluctance to deal head-on with chewing gum litter education and eradication have anything to do with industry numbers in the news today? Chewing gum consumption has decreased by 11 per cent over the past four years as children trend away from gum. (March 21, 2014)
I gave a guy not one, but two, extinguishing portable, reusable ashtrays. One he could use in the forest, he volunteered. Smoking in forests, I cringe. Today news of a devastating fire ravaging 50 hectares of endangered species habitat in Manila's mountains. Suspected cause? A littered cigarette butt. READ ... and weep. (March 21, 2014)
A well-run afternoon of filming for "The Dark Side of the Chew", a documentary on chewing gum litter slated for TVO viewing later this year. Here I am (above) with environmental filmmaker Andrew Nisker (centre), of Take Action Films, and Ian (left) worker of the lens magic. (March 20, 2014)
Very excited. Today I will be the subject of filming for a documentary on gum litter by noted globe-trotting, garbage-tracking Toronto filmmaker Andrew Nisker. Chewing gum is the world's number two ranked item of small litter. Can you guess what is Number One? Hint: See photo, left.
(March 19, 2014)
Yesterday I knocked on a neighbour’s door and asked her to dispense with the multiple huge mounds of dog pooh straddling the property line in the front yard. She said ‘yes’. Big, friendly, 3-year-old boxer named Leo was the culprit. Not his normal practice. Headline: Canine breaks jail, neighbour cries 'foul'. (March 18, 2014)