I'll glue some pretty petals to it
Quebec's new blanket ban on smoking
in bars, restos and (gasp!) bingo halls will result in 135 tonnes of ashtrays in landfills. (No, I don't know how they came up with this imaginary number. Stop questioning authority.)
This morning's Gazoo
notes that Recyc-Quebec
is asking ashtray owners to drop them off, before June 30, at one of the province's 26 ecocentres. The glass ones can't be popped into regular recycling bins because the quartz is so thick it'll gum up the machines, and each needs to be pulverized separately.
Metal ashtrays can also be recycled. As for the porcelain and ceramic, Recyc-Quebec is going to push artists to take them for use as artistic materials: I guess bureaucrats are hoping for some socialist realism?
Unless artists are so poor they can't even afford ashtrays? I rather wish the state would offer the ciggies, instead.