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Monday, April 4, 2022

Rotaract Club of Ashoka Artisans ran a project to recycle cigarette butts across Delhi NCR

Not just to health, smoking is injurious for the environment too. 



Cigarette butts are the most littered material on the planet. Now, some serious initiatives seek to tackle the menace.

To put light on the same issue, The Rotaract Club of Ashoka Artisans initiates a campaign named Project Yudham - War Against Cigarette Butts.

The campaign focuses on  picking up cigarette butts from the streets of Delhi and providing the collected butts to the recycling companies.

The Rotaract Club of Ashoka Artisans, RID 3012 is one of the youth wings of Rotary International

that works in various avenues of service such as – Community Services, International Services, Vocational Service etc.

Do we ever ponder upon the fact that what happens to the butts that are left behind after smoking?

Cigarette butts, the most littered item on the planet, are causing massive pollution to the environment. Made with cellulose acetate a plastic filter, cigarette butts are non-biodegradable and can harm the environment for years once discarded. Cigarette butts are mostly found near corporate offices, hospitals, colleges and tourist destinations.

The Rotaract Club of Ashoka Artisans conducted total Three Cigarette Butts Collection Drives targeting the areas of CP and Netaji Subhash Place in New Delhi.

According to the World Health Organization, Cigarette butts waste contains over 7,000 toxic chemicals. Cellulose acetate, the major component of cigarette butts, along with the paper and rayon, pollute land and water.

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