No butts on the beach: Tybee sees significant drop in cigarette waste

Jul 5, 2023
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – The initiative to reduce waste from cigarette butts on the Tybee beachfront in 2022 is working to protect wildlife and keep the beach clean.

“Cigarettes have always been the number one thing, but since the passage of the no smoking ordinance from June last year it has dropped by 75%,” said Tim Arnold, the executive director and founder of Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers. “Straws are number one now.”

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