It’s official. Straws are off the hook. No longer are they Public Enemy #1. They are now public enemy #2.
(Plastic bottles and discarded fishing nets don’t count…)
YUCK! People still smoke cigarettes, as strange as it seems. And then they chuck their butts in the sea. That’s their prerogative, they say. ‘It’s just one small cylinder, what difference does it make?’ they say.
Apparently, it makes a big difference.
Should cigarette butts be banned? And if so, how soon?
The polls are in. Ban cigarette butts already, they say. It’s not complicated! At least have the decency to ban them by 2022.
Or make cigarettes without butts. Or make cigarette butts out of something good, like paper. Or corn. Or whatever fish like to eat that’s also healthy for them.
Or maybe they should put really scary warning labels on cigarette packages showing people dying horribly from smoking cigarettes. If no one smoked anymore, the oceans would be safe. And a little public awareness of the health hazards of smoking is all it would take to get people to stop.
Obviously no one would look at these labels and still buy them. Problem solved! The seas will be saved!
All you need to do is give people the right information, and they will act! It’s that easy!
So what are we waiting for?
Ban them, and make the packages really scary. Keep it simple.
Save the fishes, bro!