Mapping cigarette butts… a project by Bloustein Community Mapping class

April 18, 2013

Bloustein lecturer Dr. Wansoo Im and his Community Mapping class recently organized an event to map cigarette butts on the College Ave Campus.

The mission was to determine if there was a correlation between the availability and condition of cigarette receptacles to discarded cigarette butts littered on the ground.

Somewhere around 4.5 trillion butts are littered worldwide each year, making them the most littered item in the world. There are environmental, social, and economical effects to cigarette butts.

Read all about the project at RU BUTTS!

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