Despite the area enforcing a full smoking ban, cigarettes were still the most frequently caught substance.
Enviropod completed a three-month trial with the City of Hamilton, placing a LittaTrap unit at the Hamilton Waterfront building on Discovery Drive.
The trial spanned between July through till September in 2019.
This particular LittaTrap was placed in a significantly quieter location to test whether LittaTrap’s are still effective in cleaner and more controlled environments.
Despite the small loading zone, the LittaTrap still captured a total of 98 gross pollutants over the three-month period. Despite the area enforcing a full smoking ban, cigarettes were still the most frequently caught substance, with 46 of the 103 pollutants comprised of cigarettes. One of the most harmful substances to aquatic life, the LittaTrap highlights the need for more widespread recognition to be placed on correct disposal of cigarettes.
Enviropod is now continuing its work with the City of Hamilton and looking to now test LittaTrap units in various downtown locations.