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The UMU ODSesiones project carries out a collection of cigarette butts in the urban area of ​​Murcia on Saturday (08/11/2019)

The ODSesiones project of the University of Murcia (UMU), framed in the project to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organizes this Saturday, November 9, the initiative 'Murcia without butts' next to Murcia Limpia Region, which will take place between 11 and 13 hours.

Nearly a hundred volunteers are summoned at 11 am from the Plaza de Santo Domingo to tour from 12 to 13 hours gardens, streets and the main squares of the urban center of Murcia, ending the tour in the Plaza de Las Flores.

Dressed in gloves, in addition to collecting cigarette butts, participants will distribute recycled containers among smokers to raise awareness of their polluting power.

Ten years to disappear

Under the motto #StopColillas, volunteers will emphasize that tobacco is made up of more than 4,000 chemicals, among which Cadmium, arsenic, tar or toluene stand out for their high polluting power.

In fact, the materials that make up the filter of cigarettes can take an average of ten years to degrade, so they are part of the urban landscape or our beaches more than a decade if they are not deposited in the containers.

As a non-recyclable material, they must be deposited in the general garbage can.

After carrying out thematic activities on the 'End of poverty' (SDG 1), 'Zero hunger' (SDG 2), 'Health and Wellbeing' (SDG 3), 'Quality education' (SDG 4) and 'Gender equality '(SDG 5), this November the University of Murcia focuses its activity on SDG 6:' Water and sanitation '.

Source: Universidad de Murcia

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