Bin your butts! Use the new bins around town!

How to reduce “the world’s most littered item”.

“Let’s get these everywhere through town, so if you know any business owners or can think of anywhere that has a wall space, that gets foot traffic, and would like one of these FREE from us, through the Co-Op Community Fund, let me know!”

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Wet wipes are made of plastic – and wet wipes clog up a lot of our sewers. In which case, the infamous ‘fatberg of Sidmouth’ should really have been called the ‘wet-wipe-berg of Sidmouth’:

Similarly, cigarette butts are made of plastic – and so many of them also end up in our waste water systems that they get washed out to sea:

A couple of years ago, a powerful campaign from Keep Britain Tidy showed how polluting cigarette butts can be:

And now the Sidmouth Plastic Warriors have brought in perfect little bins to be dotted around town at key points:

With a message to all those businesses and establishments who’d like one nearby:

These beauties are ready to go – one to Co-Op and two to the Black Horse (one either side).

Let’s get these everywhere through town so if you know any business owners or can think of anywhere that has a wall space, that gets foot traffic, and would like one of these FREE from us, through the Co-Op Community Fund, let me know! It’ll feature a different fact about cigarette butts and I think you’ll agree they look pretty smart! Galvanized steel, suitable for anywhere!

Preferably we need places prepared to empty them themselves but I am in consultation with Streetscene to try to get them to do the ones where the customers of that particular place don’t make the mess, eg McColls …but pub customers butt bins really need to be emptied by the pub, that seems fair!

Please share!

Sidmouth Plastic Warriors | facebook.com

These are, after all, “the world’s most littered item”:

What is the most common form of ocean litter? | oceanservice.noaa.gov

Cigarette butts are toxic plastic pollution. Should they be banned? | nationalgeographic.com

Cigarette butts: The world’s most littered item | france24.com

   
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