Smoking already has a negative impact on health and we don’t need to add to it by letting the CIGARETTE BUTTS find their way into our streets, water and where not!
Most of us don’t realise that a cigarette butt is made of cellulose acetate, a plastic filter that is not biodegradable and can harm the environment for years once discarded.
That is why Those In Need’s next campaign is about picking up the cigarette butts from the streets of Delhi and providing the collected butts to the companies which recycle them.
The campaign wants every inch of the waste that comes in to be recycled as they plan to give the butts to the concerned recycling units. The paper covering the butt and some amount of tobacco that is often left behind with it are organic waste components that are composted to produce manure.
Small amounts of ash in the waste can be converted into fly ash bricks. The filters can be used for making the stuffing for toys and cushions, other than packaging and building material.
The organisation thinks it’s time to adopt a free alternative waste solution and get those areas cleaned up. This is why Those In Need has launched the #NoMoreButts campaign to clear the streets of Delhi and is holding an event in relation to kickstart it.
Date: 29th July, 2018
Time: 4-7 pm
Venue: CP, New Delhi
The organisation wants you to volunteer and make our surroundings clean. To ensure safety, volunteers will be given gloves, masks and the required equipment for the activity.
You can register for the event by creating an account on Those In Need website using this link: https://goo.gl/oFgXfN
For any additional information, you can find their event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/257414771511245/
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