Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Like the idea? Lots of spots still open!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
the author says that the ban was put in place because of 2nd hand smoke, not litter...although we all know that the litter is as if not more serious (and less controversial!)
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
We recently received some statistics from CHP for the enforcement of Vehicle Code 23111 which states...
"No person in any vehicle and no pedestrian shall throw or discharge from or upon any road or highway or adjoining area, public or private, any lighted or nonlighted cigarette, cigar, match, or any flaming or glowing substance."
In San Diego County in 2010, 320 people were cited for this offense by CHP. In 2009, 357 people were cited.
We all know there are a lot more people out there committing this offense. Please continue to use the hotline (877-211-2888) and let us know if you'd like to get more involved.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
If you think that cigarette butts having a value to them (and recycling) can help increase their disappearance, then please vote for this daily through March 27th! It's a Green Award worth $25,000 and would really enhance our Cigarette Butt Redemption & Recycling program based here in San Diego (and partnered with Surfrider Foundation)
Read more here: http://www.ripplelife.org/butts
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
RippleLife's grassroots project offers the first ever Butt Redemption Value (BRV) to incentivize the collection of cigarette butts the same way bottles, cans, and other recyclables are. It's a chance for outdoor lovers to get their hands dirty with us to clean up our big blue playground, stop the damage cigarette butts inflict upon our eco-systems, and give these plastic filters a better second life.
Our project goals are to realize a cleaner and safer outdoors, reduce landfill waste, and recycle these plastic filters --today-- not when cities, states, federal government, and Tobacco companies finally figure out a solution to this ugly problem. Since an outright global ban of cigarette filters is highly unlikely, our 'education and prevention -partners- with collection and repurposing' approach is a crazy yet brilliant idea. The overwhelming feedback? "This is the next evolutionary step... great job!"
RippleLife's initial BRV will start at USD $3.00 per pound and offers recyclers another opportunity to make a difference. Don't care about the BRV? Just tell us you'd like to donate your proceeds to this project or choose from 20 of our other approved outdoor causes like Surfrider Foundation, The Ocean Conservancy, and Leave No Trace. You'll receive a 100% tax-deductible receipt and your donation will be added to your Ripple if you have one. Oh... and the places you love will shine a bit brighter!We're happy to be working with Surfrider Foundation on this issue!
Don't just "Hold on to your butt".... bring them to one of our collection events! The next one is Saturday March 19th in Pacific Beach! More info here: http://www.ripplelife.org/butts
Like the idea? Help us out too :)
~ Cheers, Curtis
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Do you part by volunteering for a beach cleanup or for HOTYB.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
HOTYB committee member Brian Austin (left) met with Pacific Beach community leader Andy Henshaw of "Discover PB" to help eliminate cigarette waste along Garnet Avenue and surrounding areas. Brian and Andy located 27 currently installed ashcans, and identified 10 other areas that need ashcans in busy sections of PB near bars & restaurants.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
For info or to schedule a high school presentation, contact Brian at austin@surfriderSD.org