With the recent outrage of plastic straw along the west coast, plastic straws are slowly being outlawed as precautionary measure to help combat the ever increasing plastic waste being found in the oceans around the world.
The recent laws restricting businesses from distributing the plastic straw is a major victory to environmentalists everywhere. But some are questioning why the outrage over plastic straws that are substituted by a product that actually is made of more plastic than the straws itself. Others are also wondering why environmentalists are not concerned with the increasing cigarette butts that are accumulating in the oceans.
Cigarette butt formation in Sea
NBC News recently reported on cigarette butts being the single greatest source of ocean trash to date, exceeding plastic straws. NBC states, "Cigarette butts have long been the single most collected item on the world's beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over 32 years." NBC posted this article at 3:30 AM August 27th. Less than 12 hours after this article we are here to report that a small island off the coast of Hawaii has formed due to the accumulation of cigarette butts in the ocean.
The millions of cigarette butts that have been thrown and dumped into the ocean has centralized off the coast of the big island of Hawaii. Archaeologists have been warning for years about the formation of this island but the emergence of fidget spinner, silly bands, and Pokemon Go has kept the population too distracted to notice.
"The single biggest reason Hawaiians and Americans know about this formation is because of the apocalypse and hell rising through the center of the big island that is happening currently." says Archaeologist and full-time bronie, Steve Ciggie.
What can we do to reverse this?
NASA, FDA, and the EPA have all been conducting meetings trying to figure out how to stop this accumulation of cigarette butts. "Potential formation of a second island is not far away. " Lead engineer in cigarette butt removal services Inc. stated earlier this morning in a press conference.
Owner and Founder of prominent e-liquid empire 5 Buck Chuck, Chuck Sinclair, is slated to make a ground breaking response and solution plan for this recent epidemic that is smoking and throwing your butt in the water.
Our exclusive coverage has a sneak peek on what Chuck is going to say. "I believe the solution to ending the formation of butt islands off the coast of Hawaii is to provide education services to smokers and provide a change for them!" Chuck states passionately. "Life is what you make it, make it a life without cigarettes. Stop the butt island formation! It starts with you, stop throwing your cigarette butts anywhere other than in the garbage. Or just quit entirely. Or switch to vaping. Vaping doesn't pollute our oceans with nasty cigarette butts! Why should you?"
Chuck's stance has ignited a world debate among millions of people around the world to better themselves and their country to stop smoking. President Trump, President Putin, and EU President Jean-Claude Juncker are possibly considering meeting to form a conclusive action plan with Chuck at the helm to alleviate the world of this horrid butt situation.
Let us know in the comments below, what do you think about the formation of "butt island"? Do you believe it's as bad as everyone says it is? Or do you think this is a bunch of fake news? Let me know in the comments below!