On Thursday, I removed litter from Access 24-- my friend (and brother's girlfriend) Gabby's adopted beach access. Gabby-- a student at UNCW-- does frequent clean ups at Wrightsville Beach and often contributes to the community cigarette butt count. I was super excited to find out that, while Gabby was nannying on Thursday, they picked up litter at Access 36--my family's adopted access. (woot! Thanks Gab!)
As I was picking up cigarette butts... I started to notice a trend. Camel cigarettes. All different kinds, but the one that stuck out to me was this one with the little pink camel. I keep thinking... "Gee... I wonder who they're marketing to??" My thought is young women.... err... teenage and college girls. Yes. I said it. And I believe it. I mean... it's obvious right?!?
Found this empty pack of Camels by the bench. (yes all of the butts were scattered around the pack)
The writing-- "Seize the Hump Day"-- on the package caught my eye. I found it comical, but then I thought about the people that rely on a pack (or more) of cigarettes to get them through the week. :(
Question of the day: How do you get over hump day?? (Me? Wednesday is my favorite day!)
20 minutes on May 19, 2011 at Access 24
Cigarette butts: 148
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 65 days: