The Chinatown Business Association installed its second cigarette butt receptacle on Dec. 21, 2016, at Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant.
The association purchased the receptacles for neighborhood restaurants, in partnership with the Clean Up Chinatown Committee (CCC) and the Asian American Civic Association (AACA). Cigarette butts were identified as the top cause of street trash in a survey conducted by the CCC. The AACA Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Skills (BEEMS) program helped install the receptacles.
“We don’t encourage smoking, but we would like to keep Chinatown a clean and beautiful neighborhood,” said Amy Guen, AACA founder.
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