Southampton Airport chewing gum recycling 'world first'

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-19092016

    Southampton Airport claims to have become the first airport in the world to feature chewing gum recycling bins.
    Twenty-five pink Gumdrop baubles have appeared to try to rid the place of gum "splattered on the floor", said airport managing director Dave Lees.
    Inventor Anna Bullus, 27, came up with the idea of recycling chewing gum while studying at university.
    She said: "It ruins all of our landscape and it's a valuable material that's just going into landfill."
    The entrepreneur, from West Sussex, said: "I was walking back from uni when I decided to pick up all the litter and Google each piece, just to see what people were doing with it.

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    I had no idea there were so many uses for recycled gum!
     
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    as long as the next packet o gum you buy reads -
    100% pre-chewed recycled gum! :D
     
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    Car tires......now we will have ballon car tires.
     
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    Recycled bubblegum is nothing new.
     
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