Tuesday, March 17, 2015

No Butts - Weighing In On Tobacco Litter

CLEWISTON, FL. -- According to the CDC, cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world and America. Nowadays more people know about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but many people may not know about the impact of tobacco litter on the environment.

Cigarette Butts not only litter the environment but they contain chemicals that leach into the environment and can contaminate the water, soil and are often ingested by wildlife and pets.

This year the City of Clewiston Public Works Department is organizing an Annual Spring Cleaning Event themed “No Butts About It” focusing on cleaning up cigarette butts in our community.

This event will start at 8:00AM on March 23 and conclude under the Chickee at the Youth Center at 11:00AM on March 28 with a prize to the group or individual with the most weight in cigarette butts.

You are invited to participate in the clean-up of our community and more precisely HRMC’s premises and our surrounding neighbors. To join in on the clean-up of cigarette butts please contact Amber or Angelica at the numbers or emails below.

Amber Conley, 863-674-4041 ext. 128amber.conley@flhealth.gov
Angelica Peña, 863-983-1123 or 863-902-3019apena@hrmc.us

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