I have never picked up a cigarette butt in all my time patrolling my path. Not once.
It’s really a numbers game: there’s just too many of them too strewn out. I don’t care where you look along the road, I defy you to not see a carelessly tossed butt.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cigarette butts laying along my route in various stages of decomposition. Every city I’ve ever visited, and it’s the same way. Butts everywhere.
Phillip Morris USA, General Tobacco, American Tobacco Company, et al, have bigger fish to fry than to worry about what they contribute to the roadsides. To their credit they do push responsible disposal of the remnants of their products.
The rest of us should care, too. It’s too bad so many others don’t. One guy who does is my good friend Bob, and while I won’t divulge it, he has a crackerjack idea to shame butt tossers into submission. It would be very in-your-face but maybe a strong-armed approach is what is needed.
Bring it on, Bob. When you’re ready, pickupyourpath.com will be, too.