Butt Free Australia can't help but endorse the recent comments by the Sunshine Coast Council that they would prefer that Clean Up Day didn't need to happen!
According to Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones "While I give 100% support to Clean Up Australia Day, I can't help thinking how much effort goes on fixing a problem that doesn't need to exist in the first place".
A fundamental message in all of the Sunshine Coast's waste education work is that every individual is responsible for the waste they generate - and it's only when we all embrace this message that we can achieve real results.
That's the same message of Butt Free Australia's 'Not a Good Look' campaign. Every one individual is responsible for how they dispose of their butt! There would be no butt litter problem if butts were simply disposed of correctly. A small action that makes a big difference.
Excuses such as 'it's only little', 'they break down' or the popular 'there are no bins' just don't cut it. Make the effort to find a bin or carry a personal ashtray.
To find out more about the impacts of butt litter and obtain a free personal ashtray go to www.notagoodlook.com.au
Clean Up Day, the largest community involvement event in Australia kicks off today with Business Clean up Day, followed by Schools Clean Up Day on Friday, then the big one, Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 6 March. To find out more visit www.cleanup.org.au
Blog: 1 Mar 2011