Team aims to collect 60,000 cigarette butts from around Guernsey

The aim is to raise awareness of the environmental problems cigarette butts cause. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A team of volunteers in Guernsey are aiming to collect 60,000 cigarette butts for World No Tobacco Day.

The team have been out collecting this week, and will continue to do so over the weekend.

The aim is to raise awareness of the environmental problems they cause.

I am excited to say that plans are progressing well and I am hopeful that our efforts will add up to something which can create a real impact and impetus for change both in our Bailiwick and in the wider environment beyond our shores.

Andrew Munro, organiser

The Youth Commission will take the butts around to educate people about the problem, before they are shipped to the UK for specialist recycling.