Category Archives: Cigarette Butts Action

Help Needed to get bill AB 1690 Passed

Support smoking waste pollution prevention! AB 1690 is facing significant opposition and to keep all the currently defined products (cigarette/cigar filters and tobacco and cannabis single-use vaping devices) in the bill, we need your help ASAP! Did you know? … Filtered cigarettes cause pollution in our communities, and they are unnecessary because they don’t protect smokers’ health. Since 1964, the U.S. Surgeon […]

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323,712 Cigarette Butts Sent to TerraCycle

323,712 Cigarette Butts Removed from the Landfill! Hey volunteers! This is a quick note to thank you for all of the cigarette butts you’ve collected during our beach cleanups and habitat restoration events and turned in. We just mailed another 3000+ to TerraCycle. Since Helen started collecting them in 2013/2014 we’ve recycled 323,712 filters to date keeping them from the […]

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150,000 Cigarette Butts Sent to Terracycle

TerraCycle is an innovative environmental company, located near Boston, that recycles many different products normally destined for the waste stream into products that can be reused.  Brigades of volunteers collect them and ship them to their company free of charge. Cigarette butts, ash, and silver paper inserts, collected by cigarette butt brigades are recycled, into guitar picks, jewelry, and ash trays. Since […]

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Adventure Out Against Cigarette Butts

How they helped us: Adventure Out has been helping keep Linda Mar Beach clean and our cigarette butt campaign by contributing to the making of our stainless steel cigarette butt containers. Adventure Out is California’s premiere outdoor school specializing in surf camps, rock climbing classes, backpacking trips, mountain biking, and wilderness survival skills instruction. Their mission is to share decades […]

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