We've collaborated with Snap Send Solve and are calling on citizen-scientists across Victoria to help “snap” cigarette and e-cigarette waste in our streets, parks, and beaches. Uploading a photograph of cigarette butts, discarded e-cigarettes and packaging litter using Snap Send Solve will help us gather information that we can use to advocate for action to reduce the environmental damage and harms to wildlife caused by cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
How to snap send solve
- Download the Snap Send Solve app via your app store - available on both App Store and Google Play.
- Start snapping photos of cigarette butt waste and discarded e-cigarettes, e-liquid and packaging.
- To report cigarette waste via the app, use the 'Cigarette Waste' Incident Type under the 'Rubbish & Bins' Category.
PS. Please don’t take photographs of people smoking or vaping, or of people selling cigarettes or e-cigarettes.
Download the Snap Send Solve app via your app store today.
Cigarette and e-cigarette waste & our environment: fast facts
- Cigarette butts account for 30–40% of all items collected in coastal and urban clean-ups.
- Waste from cigarette butts contains 7000 chemicals that can poison the environment.
- Cigarette butts have been found inside dead fish and birds.
- Discarded e-cigarettes and cigarette butts can leach chemicals into soil and water and kill plants and wildlife.
- E-cigarettes cannot be recycled.
So, if you're in Victoria, download the Snap Send Solve app via your app store today, start snapping and help us make a difference!
Share the campaign
Download assets (zip folder) to share across Facebook, Instagram Twitter and LinkedIn and help encourage others to snap send solve!
Sample post for Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn
Cigarette butts and e-cigarettes can leach toxic chemicals into the environment that can kill or seriously harm sea life and wildlife. Governments should make cigarette companies pay for the clean-up of cigarette butt waste. Download the @SnapSendSolve app, start snapping and upload photos of cigarette and e-cigarette waste on our streets, parks, and beaches to help @quitvic advocate for action to reduce the environmental damage and harms to wildlife caused by cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Download via your app store. #snapsendsolvecigwaste
Sample post for Twitter
Cigarette butts & e-cigarettes can leach chemicals into the environment that can kill wildlife. Governments should make cigarette companies pay for the clean-up of cig butt & e-cig waste. Download @SnapSendSolve, snap cig & e-cig waste and help @quitvic advocate for action.