Saturday, May 28, 2011

World Environment Day

5th of June - the first Sunday of June - is the world environment day. I invite all of you to join the "pick a piece of litter a day" movement, and especially to pick a certain type of litter - cigarette butts - next Sunday.
"Cigarette butts are the most common litter in the world. Even many decent people throw their butts thoughtlessly on the ground. Cigarette butts, however, contain thousands of chemicals of which several are toxic and carcinogenic. For example heavy metal cadmium is not degradable, but instead it accumulates in the food chain and comes back to people."
 I also invite all crafters to create a pocket bin to be given to all smokers you see on the streets. It can be made of any metal or plastic case small enough to fit your pocket. In Sweden the plastic snuff boxes are perfect for this purpose. Decorate the box so that the smoker will accept it and use it.

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