Baltimore initiative collects 55K cigarette butts in one neighborhood

An initiative by the nonprofit Waterfront Partnership collected 55,000 cigarette butts from Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood within six months.

Waste Dive
July 14, 2016
By Cole Rosengren

This is part of the Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative that is trying to make the harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020. The nonprofit also helped fund the popular Mr. Trash Wheel project which collects waste directly from the harbor using a boom and conveyor belt system.

Baltimore is one of many cities that TerraCycle has teamed up with in recent years as part of its Cigarette Waste Brigade program. For every pound collected, $1 is donated to the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Read more.