Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day from FACT!

FACT, Wisconsin's youth-led Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco movement, is pitching in this Earth Day by cleaning up Big Tobacco's mess in Madison.

After picking up 5,000 cigarette butts in less than an hour, they're now spreading their message about Big Tobacco in front of the state capitol building. We swung by to check out the action - here are some highlights from the info they're handing out:

  • cigarette butts account for millions of pounds of waste
  • toxic chemicals in cigarette butts leak into our precious aquatic ecosystems, threatening the quality of our water and many aquatic life forms
  • cigarette butts are not biodegradable and take up to 10 years to degrade

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