Last summer Impact Youth Big Spring was able to clear out roughly 700 cigarette butts in and around Kids’ Zone at Comanche Trail Park.
They put flags in the ground to represent each one picked up.
Earlier this week, they braved the wind, and picked up 450 more! The organization reminds the public that spring is almost here and it’s important that we have a safe environment for kids to enjoy.
According to Rebecca Baker, Youth Prevention Coordinator for the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, cigarette butts are THE #1 littered item on the planet!
Approximately 4.5 BILLION cigarette butts are littered annually.