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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:57 AM

Campaign #FillTheBottle aims to tidy up cigarette butts

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49263685
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Cigarette butts - flicked into drains, mashed under foot or dropped in parks - are a common sight around the world.

But a campaign launched by a group of French teenagers to tidy them up has highlighted their environmental impact.

Amel Talha launched the hashtag #FillTheBottle after a friend collected cigarette butts in a water bottle and posted a photo on Twitter.

The campaign has inspired thousands to clean up what is thought to be the most common form of litter around the globe.

"This is a big problem in France but also all around the world," the 18-year-old tells the BBC, adding she is "extremely happy and proud" that the campaign has had such an effect.

Amel's friend Jason Prince first posted an image of a plastic water bottle filled to the cap with cigarette butts last Wednesday.

"20 minutes to fill this 1 litre bottle in an area of less than 50m," he wrote. "This is extremely serious."
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I saw Amel on BBC news this morning - wonderful

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:07 AM

1. The ubiquitous cigarette butt is a symbol of the staggering arrogance and apathy of the smoker.

"Oh, no!" Every smoker I've ever spoken to on the subject has said "I always field-strip my cigarette butts and deposit the leavings in the nearest trash can. I'm not the one discarding butts all over the place. It's not me."

They all say this.

But someone is littering and stinking up our environment with this stuff.

Pisses me off that we have to clean up after these assholes...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:45 AM

2. I field strip mine. Yes I still smoke.

My box of smokes includes all my butts.

Look down at most any stop sign or stop light- itís disgusting.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:53 AM

3. Too true. Every single one

of them claims to keep the butts to throw away later ó never once in 50 years have I seen a smoker do such a thing.

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