To keep our local neighbourhoods butt-free, the University is supplying free personal ashtrays to staff and students who smoke, so you can dispose of butts safely when you are on the go.
Did you know that cigarette butts are Australia’s most littered item and make up more than 45% of all ground litter? Littered butts often find their way into waterways, where they leach their hazardous chemicals in our rivers and oceans. Also, as Australia moves out of a dry winter season, appropriate disposal of butts is important for both caring for our environment and preventing fire hazards.
Are you a smoker? Pick up a personal ashtray
To keep our local neighbourhoods butt-free, the University is supplying free personal ashtrays to staff and students who smoke, so you can dispose of butts safely when you are on the go. The reusable clip-on ashtray is portable and designed to fit easily into your pocket. Measuring 8cm long and 1.5cm wide, the ashtray will hold around a dozen butts before it needs to be emptied.
See your local Concierge desk
Do your bit for the environment by visiting the Concierge desk at your campus and asking for a personal ashtray.
The introduction of personal ashtrays is part of ACU’s commitment to a supporting the Smoke Free Campus policy, which was introduced in 2015 to reduce the impact of smoking on students, staff and visitors. By carrying a personal ashtray, you can help ACU to have a positive impact on the environment and the local neighbourhood by reducing cigarette butt litter in the vicinity of ACU campuses.