WARSAW — Kids at the Baker Youth Club learned about what they can do to help clean up the area of tobacco waste.
Samuel Allen, who works in conjunction with the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, spoke to the kids in the club about how much waste there is in Indiana as a result of people littering their cigarettes.
Allen mentioned that cigarette butts are not bio degradable and are the most common type of litter. The goal of the event was to get teens to realize the problem with tobacco litter, and encourage them to get involved the coalition clean up and area and encourage other to stop using tobacco.
Allen encouraged teens to start events and get together with their friends in an effort to clean up the area. The Voice Indiana provides teens with a kit they can use to clean up cigarette butts in the places they live. Advocate Wesley Sapp said their goal is to, “Equip teens to be confident to make a difference in their community.”
At 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, The Voice Indiana will host a Waste Tobacco Filter event. Teens will meet at the Purdue Extension Office and go around town for about an hour in an effort to rid the town of tobacco liter.