REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 4: CIGARETTE BUTT BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE
Posted on the 21st August 2019
PROJECT 4: CIGARETTE BUTT BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE
The setting up of cigarette butt bins along our coastline is under investigation and consultations in this regard were previously undertaken with Whale Coast Conservation, the Overstrand municipality and the Onrus Litter Ladies. Discussions in this regard were also undertaken with Dr Mark Brown of the Nature’s Valley Trust. It was decided that an alternative plan to address the problem of cigarette butt pollution will have to be developed. A detailed project proposal for an in-depth qualitative study to investigate cigarette butt littering behaviour was developed and is currently being circulated in view of possible funding.
Cigarette butt bins developed by Whale Coast Conservation
Cigarette butt bins set up by the Onrus Litter Ladies
The extent of the problem is well illustrated by these butts collected on Muizenberg beach within two hours