Saturday, May 10, 2014

Our neighborhood Spring Clean-Up was a great success.
There was some disturbing news brought to our attention by the volunteers however.
The most common piece of trash/debris found on our streets and in our park was Cigarette butts
Did you know that....

Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide. It is estimated that 1.69 BILLION pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash each year, creating an enormous environmental, health, and economic burden.
Contrary to popular belief, cigarette butts are NOT biodegradable! Cigarette butt waste is a huge environmental issue, with a global impact -- it is both unsightly and unhealthy.

If you are a smoker, take note. If you know someone who is a smoker, pass this along.