Cigarette Litter Prevention “Coasts” into Coastal Georgia for August 23rd Event

 In a coast-wide educational outreach effort, coastal Georgia restaurants and pubs will distribute a combined 25,000 cigarette litter prevention messaged drink coasters on Friday, August 23rd.

Cigarette Litter Prevention “Coasts” into Coastal Georgia for August 23rd Event

 BRUNSWICK, GA (August 07, 2019) – In the continued promotion of cigarette litter prevention, the GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY “drink coaster outreach effort” coasts into area pubs and restaurants on Friday, August 23rd. Using GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY branded drink coasters, participating local establishments in Georgia’s six coastal counties will reach a targeted population with educational information discouraging the littering of cigarette butts.

Made of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, cigarette butts do not easily biodegrade and are the nation’s number one most littered item. “Partnering with local restaurants and pubs allows us to reach a designated audience with important cigarette litter messaging,” said Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director Lea King-Badyna. “This is a true community outreach effort with coastal establishments joining forces by using 25,000 messaged drink coasters to educate locals and visitors about cigarette litter.”

“All 2018 participating restaurants/pubs will be given the drink coasters a few days prior to the event, and we invite additional establishments to join in the campaign this year. Just contact the KGIB office to join in the effort and receive the messaged drink coasters at no charge,” she continued.

A joint educational and outreach program with Keep Liberty Beautiful, Keep Savannah Beautiful, Keep McIntosh Beautiful, Keep Camden Beautiful, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers, the City of Tybee Island, Ft. McCallaster State Park, Crooked River State Park, University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY is funded via a $10,000 Keep America Beautiful cigarette litter prevention program grant.

For more GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY information and/or to register to receive coasters and participate in the August 23rd outreach effort, contact the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices at or 912/279.1490.



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