No butts on beaches

Published on 23 July 2019

No butts on beaches

No butts about it, cigarettes are making the ocean sick, with toxins poisoning aquatic eco systems and filters killing sea birds and fish. But these vulnerable creatures have a champion. Or rather, an army of them.

Shoulder to shoulder Adopt a Spot volunteers protect Onkaparinga’s coast, from Sellicks to O’Sullivan Beach. Adopters may work alone, or have a handful of helpers, but together they form a line of defense before butt litter enters the Gulf St Vincent to become deadly decoys for seabirds and fish.

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