Help “Bag the Butts” on Earth Day

Categories: Tobacco Free, Tobacco Free Living

Did you know cigarette butts are the number one littered item in the world? It is estimated that one in every three smoked cigarettes is discarded as environmental waste. Chemicals from discarded cigarette butts leak into soil, water, and atmosphere, children can ingest them, and animals will eat them.

If you want to do your share in eliminating this form of pollution in our environment, then mark your calendars for “Bag the Butts Day” held on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

Volunteers — individuals or groups — are needed to pick up cigarette butts (and other litter) in three Monadnock Region communities: Keene, Swanzey or Winchester. The cleanup will be under the leadership of Healthy Monadnock’s partner, Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities, as well as Breath NH and MADAC.

The commitment will be for two to three hours on Saturday, April 22 in one of the three towns; Keene, Swanzey, and Winchester.

For more information, please contact Jane Skantze at 603-354-5454 Ext. 2313 or

And while you are at it: Check out this National Geographic video about new initiatives to recycle all of that litter!