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Hold On To Your Butt is a Surfrider Foundation campaign aimed at eliminating cigarette butt litter and pollution because of the impact on beaches and the ocean.
Did you know 1 in 5 items of litter found on beaches is cigarette butts? Almost 5 trillion cigarette butts are disposed of in our environment annually worldwide. The Surfrider Foundation, in conjunction with several sponsors and volunteers, works to fix this problem by providing cigarette butt receptacles around the island with the #HoldOnToYourButt campaign.
pictured: Rob from the Surfrider Foundation installing a cigarette butt receptacle on the beach around 27th Street.
This program started by the Surfrider Foundation in the 1990s, with the goal is to eliminate cigarette butt litter, especially in the oceans and on the beaches.
One way Surfrider works to achieve this goal is by providing cigarette butt receptacles, sponsored by individuals and local businesses.
Interested in sponsoring a receptacle in Galveston? Click here.
Cigarette butts are “hidden trash” that is almost socially acceptable. Surfrider Foundation
Be aware. Instead of throwing your butt into the dunes or down on the sidewalk, hold on to your butt until you can dispose of it properly. Surfrider Foundation
Keeping Galveston "Clean, Green and Pristine" is of utmost importance to us. If it is something that is important to you, stop by the Visitor Center at the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce located at 2228 Mechanic, Galveston, Texas to claim you free sticker!
Where the Texas Coast begins.
by Clayton Kolavo
by Kristen Vale