It’s a catchy campaign and it’s seeing results. Surfers in Tofino, B.C. have launched the “Straws Suck” campaign encouraging businesses to stop using plastic straws. Straws are among the top ten pieces of trash that collect on beaches around the world.
Good on them. Now let’s do something about all the cigarette butts that end up on beaches, sidewalks, lawns and so on and so on.
The easiest solution is for the world to quit smoking. Sorry lost my mind for a second because that’s not going to happen. If you do have to smoke it would be nice if you disposed of them properly but that doesn’t seem to happen.
When are the big cigarette makers going to come up with a biodegradable filter? There are a few ideas out there but none that have been picked up by Big Tobacco.
I’m all for cleaning up the straws on the beaches but while we’re at it let’s stop the butts.