Sunday

No If's ands or Butts




 Photo from Discovery news


Have you ever gone camping and arrived on your site to find it littered with cigarette butts?
The same applies to all plastics, fishing line,and worm containers etc.

This post is not about knocking people who smoke. Some people who smoke are very responsible with the butts. 
We just wanted to bring some facts to those who are not so responsible. 
New studies show that cigarette butts can kill fish.
This is a excerpt from the website Cigarettelitter.org 
 Fact:

"[Cigarette butts] also present a threat to wildlife. Cigarette filters have been found in the stomachs of fish, birds, whales and other marine creatures who mistake them for food ... Composed of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic, cigarette butts can persist in the environment as long as other forms of plastic."
--Clean Virginia Waterways

You can also check out this article in the NY times, Cigarette Butts: Tiny Trash That Piles Up.
Our point is: Please dispose of trash properly!!!

The Camping Consultants

 

3 comments:

  1. Thats interesting!

    Sincerely,

    Eric

    Camping in New Jersey

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  2. Five years ago my optometrist mentioned to me that it was normal for me to have no symptoms of stigmatism when I was in the backcountry because eyes see better in the outdoors, they are more relaxed.

    Heidi Ahrens outdoorbaby.net

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  3. no fun at the beach either.

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