Beaches tackle cigarette problem with ‘butt boxes’

Atlantic and Neptune beaches want to snuff out their problems with cigarette butts.

The Florida Times-Union
June 11, 2019
By Angela DiMichelle

Anne Marie Moquin and Lauren McPhaul have had 65 cigarette butt canisters installed at beach accesses in Atlantic and Neptune and in popular areas of the Beaches Town Center.

After seeing their shorelines littered with cigarette butts, they looked for a way how they could visualize what one flick out the window or toss on the ground adds up to.

Moquin, the Beaches Go Green founder and an Atlantic Beach resident, and McPhaul applied for the free program through Keep America Beautiful in May. The cities installed the last canister Friday after receiving them May 13.

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