Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council Wants You to Park Your Butts

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council in Hampton Roads will receive a grant award of $1000 for its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

The CEIC promotes interest in improving the environment of Chesapeake to create a greener, cleaner, and healthier city in which to live, work and visit. Their Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention “Park Your Butts” campaign will place cigarette receptacles at eight locations maintained by Chesapeake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, in order to reduce the amount of cigarette litter in the city. Grounds Staff will empty receptacles regularly, collect materials in a TerraCycle Cigarette Waste Recycling Box and ship to TerraCycle for recycling. In doing so, for every pound of waste collected through this program TerraCycle will donate $1.00 to the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

Congratulations!  Best of luck to you and the people who park their butts in the right place!