We've said it once and we'll say it again: Cigarette butts are not meant to litter the environment. Besides our efforts in composting festival waste, Seavents is also involved in finding sollutions to cigarette butt pollution. 5.6 trillion cigarettes our consumed on a yearly basis. Approximately 2/3 of the butts from these cigarettes end up in our environment, making this problem bigger than plastic pollution. One cigarette butt can contaminate 7.5 liters of water within one hour. Cigarette butts consist of microplastics and toxins. Tobacco product waste contains over 7,000 toxic chemicals, which leach into and accumulate in the environment.
Enough for the facts. Time for action!
What? We are going to free the city of Amsterdam from cigarette butts.
On Saturday the 5th of October from 13:00 - 17:00.
Start and finish at Museumplein, Amsterdam.
This event brings together different initiatives like Straw by Straw, Surfrider, By the Ocean We Unite, Ecomondo, Sea Going Green and The Bamboo Brush Society.
Broadcasting station BNN will be addressing the issue of cigarette butt pollution in their television show ''Make Holland Great Again'' on Tuesday the 24th of September (20:25 NL3).
We hope to see you all there.
Feel free to attend and share this event through Facebook and take friends and family along: https://www.facebook.com/events/505781873569991/