Release Date: Wednesday, July 8th 2009
Pop City: Stamping Out Cigarette Butt Litter
Stamping Out Cigarette Butt Litter
By: Caralyn Green
July 8, 2009
Pittsburgh’s streets. like many city streets, are littered with cigarette butts. They fill the cracks between the sidewalks, the grates under century-old trees, the gutters before a storm. They’re on a corner in Oakland, surrounding a bus shelter Downtown, in front of a South Side bar. Somtimes with trashcans and sand-filled urns just steps away, cigarettes are stubbed into the ground without consideration or understanding of how that piece of trash will pollute the health and stability of Pittsburgh’s people and natural resources.Which is why some Pittsburgh groups are fighting back to clean up our streets.