Very positive results have emerged from the BaitTank installations in Capitola and Santa Cruz. Save Our Shores (www.saveourshores.org) has conducted before-and-after studies and shown that the BaitTank has helped decrease cigarette butt litter by nearly 60%!
In addition, both city crews have mentioned that their "sweeping" workload has decreased - as well remarked that both smoker and non-smoker have been witnessed reading the BaitTank messaging aloud!
I would like to thank the awesome staff at Save Our Shores for their hard work in taking concrete action to solving this immense problem.
Our partnership continues to grow; this past week Laura Kasa and I met with the City of Monterey to tackle their cigarette butt issues. Here is a photo with Laura, the ED of Save Our Shores, on the Monterey Wharf where a pilot BaitTank was installed two weeks ago. The Wharf loves it and has already seen its impact in decreasing the amount of butts on the wood planks and in the water.
More BaitTanks coming to the City of Monterey and the County of Monterey very soon...