Litter Hall of Shame: Help 8News Stamp Out Cigarette Butt Littering
Millions Wasted: Every year, Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico spend millions of your tax dollars to clean up trash that's technically not even considered litter: cigarette butts. How many other ways could you use that money?
Butts Bill: Enough butts are dumped into the Chesapeake Bay each year to fill up 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Now, one lawmaker is pushing for cigarette butts to be categorized as litter, because they are costing you millions annually to clean up.
Get Involved: when you see someone tossing out a cigarette butt or other piece of trash, snap a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll add the pictures to our Litter Hall of Shame, in an effort to stop littering in our area.
8News Investigative Reporter Kerri O'Brien reveals the depths of Virginia's littering problem on Thursday at 11 p.m.; watch then to learn how you can help end littering in Virginia now!
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