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SBMA Ecology Center buys cigarette butts for P300 a kilo

Apr 6, 2018 @ 15:25
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The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Ecology Center said it is buying cigarette butts for a study that it is currently conducting for possible “upcycling.”

According to the Center, one kilogram of cigarette butts amounts to P300 and it needs 20-60 kilograms of butts for the study.

“We are buying cigarette butts (CBs) to prevent these litter degrade our Subic Bay environment. Considering that for the past Coastal Clean Up activity CBs top the list of most litter collected,” it added.

The Center noted that it takes 10 to 12 years to decompose and contain toxic substances and can be harmful to marine life and biodiversity.

The program, dubbed as the “Heaviest Butt Campaign,” started on March 5 and it will end before May 5 or until the Center reached the target for recycling.

It said participants can bring the butts at SBMA Ecology Center, Regulatory building Labitan St. CBD area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City. #

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