The Newport Oregon Chapter of Surfrider Foundation “Hold on to Your Butt” program aims to educate, raise awareness, and reduce cigarette-butt litter. We take a proactive approach in stopping the flow of cigarette-butt litter from sidewalks to storm drains to our ocean through cleanups, education, and our unique butt-canister sponsorship program.
Environmental Impacts of Cigarette Butts
- 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded each year.
- Cigarette butts leak toxins when wet.
- Cigarette butts represent 32 percent of the litter in the United States.
- Cigarette butts are made of non-biodegradable plastics.
Hold on to Your Butt Canister Sponsorship Program
Your business or organization can sponsor community ashcans. These are installed in locations approved by our partners, who are responsible for maintenance and emptying the ashcans. Partner with the Surfrider Foundation today to reduce local cigarette-butt litter. Canister sponsorship costs $93 (which is tax deductible).