Cigarette Litter Does Matter….
According to the 2011 Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup survey, cigarette butts were once again identified as the number one most littered item, representing 32% of all debris counted. Also, Keep America Beautiful’s 2009 “Litter in America” research found the overall littering rate for cigarette butts is 65%,
with tobacco products comprising 38% of all U.S. roadway litter.
Keep Pearland Beautiful, an environmental non-profit affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, will be hosting its annual Cigarette Litter Awareness Day on Saturday February 9, 2013 from 12PM to 4PM. For more information abou this event and to register to help us make Pearland more aware of Cigarette Litter please check out this link :
While seemingly insignificant, dropping cigarette butts to the ground, putting them in planters, and disposing of them in waterways is littering. And there are consequences. Cigarette butt litter is unsightly, costly to clean up, and harmful to waterways and wildlife.
In 2011, cities and towns that implemented Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program had an average reduction in cigarette butt litter of 54%.
Come and join Keep Pearland Beautiful in bringing awareness to the issue of cigarette butts in our community. We will be picking up cigarette bu
tts along identified intersections in the community. Participants can also come by the Pearland Community Center or the Westside Events Center to pick up a pocket ashtray, a convenient way to dispose of cigarette butts. Come and be a part of Cigarette Litter Awareness Day 2013!!!
For questions, please contact Keep Pearland Beautiful at (281) 652-1659 or on our website at www.mykpb.org.
For more information about ciagrette litter visit : http://www.preventcigarettelitter.org/