And did you that cigarette butts are the single most collected item in international coastal cleanups? And that 90% of cigarette butts smoked are irresponsibly littered?
Good thing is, you can help cut the crap by learning about the environmental impact of things like straws, chopsticks, disposable plastic bottles and cigarette butts, finding ways to minimize waste, and spreading the word!
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Minimize plastic waste
Bring your own reusable bags whenever you go shopping. Go for the reusable utensils when dining out. From small to big things, being more conscious about your plastic waste contribution counts.
Bring your own tumbler
Next time you go to your friendly neighborhood milk tea shop or cafe, consider bringing your own reusable cup. And always have one with with water too, to minimize disposable water bottle waste.
[Recommended article: Living More With Less feat. Bottled Drinks]
Carry a #CutTheCrap canister
Made from upcycled film canisters, these can serve as temporary trash bins for cigarette butts when you or your smoking friends can’t find one around immediately.
[Recommended article: A Guide to DIY-ing your own #CutTheCrap canister]
Live it out and spread the word
Now that you’ve picked up a few tips from us on cutting the crap, you can create a ripple effect and influence others! And the best way to do that is by living it out yourself, and influencing by example. 🙂
[You may want to see and share: MUNI’s Eyegasmic #CutTheCrap #NoMoreButts Campaign]
Remember that trash or litter ultimately winds up at sea, where it shouldn’t be, so wherever you are, your actions affect life in the ocean too.
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