Cigarette ends on beaches – level 1

28-04-2021 07:00

Julian Melcer lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. He cleans Israeli beaches every morning. He picks up cigarette butts.

Julian starts to clean the beaches three years ago. He does not like the trash on beaches. He sells ashtrays to smokers. He makes up to 4,000 dollars a month in summer.

He also makes art from cigarette butts. Julian talks to smokers. He tells them how dangerous cigarette butts are. They hurt sea animals and the natural world.

Millions of people clean beaches in all the world. They do it for more than 30 years. The cigarette butt is the most usual trash. People pick up more than 60 million cigarette butts over 30 years. People throw away more cigarette butts than plastic bottles, containers, and other things.

Difficult words: cigarette butt (the end of a cigarette which people have in their mouth), trash (things which people throw away), ashtray (a small thing where people put cigarette butts).

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