Crows are being recruited to pick up discarded cigarette butts from the streets and squares of a Swedish city as part of a cost-cutting drive.
The wild birds carry out the task as they receive a little food for every butt that they deposit in a bespoke machine designed by a startup in Södertälje, near Stockholm.
“They are wild birds taking part on a voluntary basis,” said Christian Günther-Hanssen, the founder of Corvid Cleaning, the company behind the method…
Günther-Hanssen estimates his method could save at least 75% of costs involved with picking up cigarette butts in the city.
Important consideration in the pilot program is making certain the birds aren’t affected by the poisonous crap in cigarettes.
Would be a positive if the fools still smoking cigarettes figured that out, someday.