"A butt free environment"
We see a future where cigarette butts are recycled, with the products created having a further positive impact on the community.
We will run national awareness campaigns on the impact of littering and recycling options, with the aim to make people think twice before carelessly discarding their butts. We will assist in the beautification and regeneration of our natural environment, through participation or coordination of clean-up events. We will scale national recycling programs and research alternative solutions whilst challenging industry to identify more environmentally friendly materials for cigarette butt filters.
• Re-educate - We re-educate people, businesses, government and organisations on the importance of correct disposal, options for awareness programs and infrastructure and on the ability to recycle.
• Retrieve - We retrieve cigarette butts from where they have been discarded. This promotes the preservation and recovery of the natural environment. We will collaborate with other organisations and collect and share data.
•Recycle - We promote existing recycling options and investigate how to scale this into as many communities and workplaces as possible. We will also introduce alternative recycling methods.
•Research - We work across research foundations and engage industry to identify alternative recycling methods, commercialise products made from the recycled materials and progress research into alternative materials for filters.
•Reward - We plan to pilot rewards schemes, with support from companies and governments, to drive a step-change in awareness and mindset.
After witnessing the devastating impact of discarded cigarette butts on beautiful locations around the world, Shannon was inspired to resign his corporate role and dedicate himself to No More Butts.
We are comprised entirely of volunteers - from those that pick up butts and coordinate events, to those that manage social media and business engagements. Our Directors are also volunteers. Visit our Volunteer page to see the current opportunities that exist.