Broward County

Hold on to Your Butts, Broward!

Active | May 01 2014

Plastic Pollution

After consistently finding cigarette butts to be the number one type of litter at beach cleanups, the Broward County Chapter has begun to implement several initiatives to combat cigarette butt litter on their beaches. The Chapter is working with local officials to facilitate the placement and maintenance of cigarette butt cans at dune walkovers and is conducting education and outreach activities to help reduce littering rates for beach-goers.

The Florida Legislature prohibits the enforcement of cigarette bans on Florida beaches, so the Broward County Chapter is working to reduce cigarette litter without the use of cigarette bans. To that end, the Chapter is partnering with their local government to place butt cans at appropriate dune walkovers, and to educate beach-goers on the impact of cigarette litter on our beaches and oceans.

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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