A Canadian Best for Community Clean-Ups.
While we look to curb new tobacco-related waste being produced, we know that the waste already in our communities needs immediate removal before it leaches its microplastics into soils and waterways, where remediation becomes infinitely more challenging. On the positive side, this can be as easy and satisfying as collecting what you see!
Combined with our efforts to change consumer, community, governmental and industrial behaviours around single-use plastic waste, we also work to inspire communities to take charge and take pride in their public parks and spaces.
Our Jam One in the Can! signature annual clean-up event broke a Canadian record in 2019: Recycling over 640,000 butts in one day! While we have postponed formal clean-up events due to COVID-19, we look forward to hosting more major clean-up events in Victoria, including our newest event, the Celebrity Battle of the Butts! Our group members also collect waste informally for recycling, totalling many more hundreds of thousands of microplastic butts removed from Victoria each year.