13/12/2011 – (montrealgazette.com) – Rome declares war on chewing gum

ROME – City authorities in Rome teamed up with volunteers to clean off sticky chewing gum from its priceless archaeological sites and cobblestone streets in a new campaign launched on Tuesday.
The clean-up started off in Largo Argentina – a historic square with the ruins of four Roman temples in the middle – with volunteers and clean-up crews scraping off hundreds of chewing gums from walls, pavements and roads. Read more