More ash receptacles coming to Juno Beach Fishing Pier

Juno Beach Fishing Pier (Photo/Greg Lovett)

New cigarette ash receptacles will be installed next month at the Juno Beach Fishing Pier following a grant to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center by the Keep America Beautiful organization.

About 4,000 cigarette butts are collected annually from the six Juno Beach Pier ash receptacles.

LMC is one of 37 organizations to receive grant funding for 2017. The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, now in its 15th year, is the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter.

Read about LMC’s  $14 million expansion.

There has been an average 60 percent reduction in cigarette litter in communities that implemented the program’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in 2016, a 10 percent increase over the 2015 program results, according to Keep America Beautiful.

Cigarette butts make up a large portion of the trash collected on the north county beach, according to the Friends of Jupiter Beach.

The organization has collected more than 60,000 pounds of trash from the beach north of Marcinski Road since 2006 during their monthly cleanups.

Cigarette butts make up a large portion of the litter collected from local beaches

 

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