Why are there no ashtrays or areas to butt out at shopping centres any more? I know smoking is frowned upon, but alas there are still smokers out there. I see them walk to the shops from the carpark with a cigarette in their hand that they have not quite finished yet, or started when they pulled up (because they don’t smoke in their car) then have to stamp it out on the ground before entering the shop. They always look around for a place to butt out, but sadly it’s only the larger shopping centres like Woden, Tuggeranong and Belconnen that cater for the smokers. Smaller shopping centres like Erindale (they removed all outside ashtrays quite a while ago), Chisholm, Monash, Gowrie etc should have something like a small sand bin that the smokers can butt out in. It would lead to less butts going down our waterways. Any suggestions?
- Food & Wine