Help us put an end to plastic waste - one butt at a time.

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Cigarette filters are plastic waste.

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Our Purpose

re:FILTER is seeking accessible solutions to plastic waste. Through strong community ties and do-it-yourself values, our team works to challenge existing infrastructure and innovate whenever possible - often taking the responsibility to make changes in our own lives first.

What We Do

We offer waste reduction presentations, art installations, and assist in a myco-remediation collaboration. Our members attend workshops, take part in zero-waste events and develop plastic free lifestyles. When re:FILTER was founded, we were hosting cigarette butt cleanups through our Vancouver park initiative: "The Butt Touchers".

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"I must say, I had SUCH a funderful time at the Butt Blitz! Big ups to Captain Andee - words can't describe what an inspiration she is. And of course THANK YOU to everyone who helped in every way - I am so grateful to be part of such a vibrant and enthusiastic community of changemakers!"

Rachel Patrick Volunteer/Pro Butt Toucher since 2016

Vancouver Butt Blitz 2017

How can I contribute?

There are so many ways that you can make a positive impact in our world. As far as making a contribution to OUR mission goes, here are a few simple suggestions:

  • Learn about Recycling

    Learn waste reduction hacks and discover practices you can do to reduce waste.

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  • Join our Events

    Join us at an event. Just the number of attendees can positively influence a community at a clean up!

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  • Make a Donation

    Donate to help us keep our projects well nourished and maintained!

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  • Spread the Word

    Share our story, website, and the information you have received here with friends and family!

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Every Bit Counts

122,476

Butts Collected

55kg

Waste Collected

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