Tamarack Centre

Tamarack Centre

March 25, 2015 12:00 ET

Butt Out: Join the Cigarette Waste Brigade To Reduce Tobacco Waste

Tamarack Centre is Working With Community to Reduce Waste With Spring 'Butt Out' Campaign

CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - Join Tamarack Centre (1500 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC) as they launch their Butt Out campaign to reduce harmful cigarette waste and create a healthier community. The Butt Out campaign aims to reduce tobacco related litter in an effort to keep the environment free of toxic waste with a three-step program.

Cigarette waste is a leading polluter. Cigarettes leach chemicals that are poisonous to wildlife and contaminate our water sources, which is why Tamarack Centre is stepping up in hopes of fixing the problem. The Butt Out campaign asks community members to help reduce waste by collecting cigarette butts from their homes, offices, restaurants and places of business.

"It's sad to see how wildlife can be attracted to foreign items like cigarette butts thinking it is food, especially when you consider the act of tossing the butt to the ground is 100% avoidable," said Ken Johnson Head of Habitat Asset Management Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Tamarack Centre hopes to see a positive impact on the environment and the Cranbrook community with the Butt Out campaign. Items that people should be on the lookout for are: extinguished cigarettes, cigarette filters, inner foil packaging, and outer plastic packaging. Additionally, the mall has organized a 'butt pick-up day' set for Monday, April 13th 2015 for community members who want to get involved.

"With the Butt Out campaign, we hope to see the Cranbrook community come together and support us in cleaning up our environment," said Linda Birch, Manager of Tamarack Centre. "If everyone simply takes a few seconds out of their day to notice the litter and pick it up, it will make a huge difference."

For more information on how to get involved, call the Tamarack administration office at 250-426-2231, and to join the cigarette brigade by visiting: www.tamarackcentre.ca.

About Tamarack Centre

Tamarack Centre is home to 38 stores and services and is the largest Regional Shopping Centre for the East Kootenay. Tenants include Columbia Theatre, Winners, Staples, and Shoppers Drug Mart. The Tamarack Centre is managed by Bentall Kennedy, and located in Cranbrook, British Columbia. For more information, visit: http://www.tamarackcentre.ca.

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