The creatives at Blur Seattle — who in January had you on the hunt for Waldo and friends around Capitol Hill — have started a new project designed to give Pike/Pine smokers a place to toss their butts without trashing the place:
A few of us just launched a small project on the hill that aims to promote the proper disposal of cigarette butts by providing convenient, easy to spot receptacles. If you’ve been walking around Pike/Pine between 11th and Boylston, you may have noticed birght yellow cans that we hope people will take a liking to and develop a habit of tossing their butts.
The cans are definitely easy to spot and, as you’ll see in the video, hard to wander off with thanks to the attached heavy blocks. All the cans we found were mostly empty. Some had actually been used for cigarette butts though we also found an equal measure of discarded smoking materials on the ground around the cans. The not-overflowing cans are thanks to the Blur Seattle effort also — the guys behind the project empty the receptacles periodically. If you’d like to help keep the Pike/Pine cans empty — or spread HappyButts (yes, we typed that!) across the city, drop a line to email@example.com
Oh, and don’t smoke. Check out happybutts.org for more.