More than 480,000 people in the United States will die this year from a tobacco-related disease. On March 21, Kick Butts Day, the Pratt Prevention Partnership is taking a stand against tobacco litter in Pratt.
Cigarette butts are ugly, bad for the environment, and expensive to clean up. This activity by the Pratt Prevention Partnership makes it cool, easy, and cheap for you to clean up tobacco litter in our town. After all, cigarette butts are the number one cause of litter in the world.
These butts are non-biodegradable and toxic, meaning they remain in the environment and can leach toxic chemicals, including nicotine, formaldehyde, and arsenic, into water and soil for years. So not only does this litter tarnish the natural beauty of Pratt, but it poses a serious risk to health and safety.
The Pratt Prevention Partnership coalition is asking organizations to help them “Pick Up The Butts”!
Who: Your Organization
What: Pratt “Pick Up The Butts” Event
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Where: Designated areas in Pratt
Please let them know if you plan to participate by
March 7th, so they can determine areas for each group. Then on March 21st, meet with your volunteers at your designated location, hand each group of participants a zip lock bag and gloves, and have them get to work! Be sure your participants count the butts along the way. Butts in ziplock bags will then be dropped off at the Pratt Recycling Center for final count and collection by 4pm on the 21st.
For more information about this event, contact Andie Dean 620-450-1444 or [email protected]