The SBMA (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority) Ecology Center's posted Heaviest Butt Campaign on Facebook last April 5th and it has circulated around the web since then.

It has just earned more than 48,600 offers, more than 32,000 responses, and more than 11,000 remarks as of this posting.

Image from Facebook/SBMAEC

Individuals took intrigue when they read that SBMA is purchasing dry cigarette butts for P300 per kilo. The majority of the individuals who remarked communicated shock, "is this true?", while some were interested about the crusade, "what will you do with the cigarette butts that you are buying".

The Heaviest Butt Campaign, which was intended to be a nearby battle, has gotten national and worldwide consideration. Individuals to the extent Metro Manila, Laguna, La Union, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro and Davao are asking how and where they can send their cigarette handles.

"We are exceptionally cheerful that our crusade has circulated around the web and is getting the consideration of many individuals. We are confident that the investigation in which these cigarette butts will be utilized on would turn out positive also," Wilma Eisma said, the SBMA executive and manager.

The Heaviest Butt Campaign was first conceptualized in light of perceptions that cigarette butt is one of the best 3 things gathered amid the yearly International Coastal Cleanup in Subic Bay.

Measurements demonstrated that around 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide consistently.

Cigarette butts can't be reused due to the odor, and also the poisons they contain, for example, lead, arsenic, and cadmium. Information says it takes up to 10 years for cigarette butts to deteriorate; meanwhile, they taint our dirt and waters.

SBMA Ecology Center has collaborated with a neighborhood organization that planned its own particular machine for rubbish reusing and upcycling.

The cigarette butts gathered through the Heaviest Butt Campaign will be given to the organization as materials for testing and concentrate to check whether it is conceivable to evacuate the odor and the poisons so that these could be up-cycled into blocks or empty squares.

The SBMA Ecology Center is gathering 20 to 60 kilograms of cigarette butts for the said examine.


The Heaviest Butt Campaign is a piece of SBMA's greater program called War on Waste.

SBMA is likewise propelling the Refuse Single Use, a battle against the utilization of expendable plastics or single-utilize plastics, and Straw Sucks, a crusade against the utilization of plastic straws by empowering rather the utilization of elective materials, for example, bamboo or metal straws, or not to utilize straws by any means.

"We trust that with these battles, there will in the long run be behavioral change among its partners keeping in mind the end goal to advance natural obligation," as per Eisma.

She included that it intends to reinforce association and coordinated effort with the nearby group in keeping a spotless and sound Subic Bay Freeport Zone as the place of decision to live, work, and play.

This would really benefit our generation and the future generation since you will be earning money and save the world from this long-to-be-decayed waste.

The truth is many people care about the environment, yet this amount of people as well only has words to care, and not do the work of prevention from making the world a mess.

Maybe the reality is we are not the one who is suffering, it will be the next generation.

This topic was also discussed on Rupaul's Drag Race season 10 deleted scene where the queens talk about the climate change and they have mentioned about many cares but doesn't really put the care in action.

One of the contestants, the Vixen, said that all of them in the room cares but after few hours from now, all of them will spray aerosol on their hairs. This statement created laughter in the room.

So, this campaign of SBMA is really a good wake-up call to care about the world and do the care in action as well. And we hope in the future, people will have the initiative to do the cleaning even there's no price for it to be rewarded.
 
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