Across Fanshawe College and the city of London, they are combatting cigarette litter by teaming up with a recycling program.
TerraCycle is an organization that strives to be a green as possible, and make it easier for businesses and households alike to follow suit.
Their cigarette litter program is simple.
First, collect the cigarette waste. This includes the outer packaging of the pack, ashes, extinguished butts, and the foil. The package itself can be recycled by blue bin.
Next, at no charge, ship the package back to TerraCycle. The waste will be properly separated and recycled at their facilities.
“We want to make people start to think”
Amanda Whittingham, Co-ordinator of Sustainability Fanshawe
“Even if we get one person, to take 10 or 30 seconds to think about where (the cigarette butt) will end up, thats where the change happens”. Whittingham stresses that small tasks add up for a bigger change.