For World Water Day, Don’t Throw That Cigarette Away! 💧

Today marks World Water Day 2020!

As you may be spending a good deal more time than usual in front of your laptop or television screens during this lockdown period, we reckoned it might be a good time to check out the full version of our clean-up operation alongside French TV channel Gulli to herald in Environmental Awareness Week 🤗

As you may already be aware, just one cigarette butt contaminates no less than 500 litres of water!

For over a year now, we have gathered up over 5,800 cigarette butts as part of our clean-up outings, and simply by throwing them in the bin instead of on the ground, we’ve been able to protect 3 million litres of water from such contamination! 🚮

Always remember, and as our friends at Surfrider Foundation Europe are wont to remind us, “Cigarettes on the ground, in the water will be found!”