The Glutton will help improve the environment
Posted on Monday 25th March 2019
The new equipment used by Newport City Council cleansing team acts as a giant vacuum cleaner
Have you seen the Glutton machine on the streets of Newport?
The new equipment used by Newport City Council cleansing team acts as a giant vacuum cleaner and is distinctive because it has a giant flexible hose.
This means it can pick up litter, leaves and most importantly cigarette butts from under benches, other street furniture and hard to reach places.
Cigarette filters are not biodegradable, but are made of a type of plastic which means they can stay in the environment for up to 15 years.
And, because of their small size, one in every 10 cigarette ends makes its way into our waterways and coast, contributing to plastic pollution in our oceans.
So the Glutton will help improve the environment which is something the council is always working on.
The Glutton can also pick up chewing gum if it hasn’t been trodden into the ground.