POASH - A PORTABLE ASHTRAY
Removing discarded cigarette butts after a festival is very time-consuming. However, if left in nature, they release many toxins that poison soil and water.
WHY THE POASH
According to our calculations, a 4-day festival with 5000 visitors produces around 100.000 cigarette butts. Because smoking is a mobile activity, these butts will be scattered all over the venue. This led us to the conclusion, that mobile behaviour requires mobile infrastructure, hence the PoAsh.
Is not ours. First seen in 2005, but it seems to date back into the late 90’. Today, we consider it to be a vital part in festival waste infrastructure. Since most organisers haven’t heard about it, we made it our goal to make it accessible and affordable for everybody.
We have tested countless portable ashtray solutions available on the European market. The conclusion is that only the PoAsh is:
>> 100% smell-proof
>> 100% sealed
>> 100% safe to dispose burning cigarette butts
>> 100% indestructible (by hand)
>> Affordable enough to distribute for free
Due to its form and size it fits into any bag or pocket. It is easy to maintain and makes a huge difference in areas prone to wildfires.
Customising the PoAsh is easy and cheap. The colour of the cap and body can vary, while the tube can receive a single-colour print; the cap is printable with any picture or text. Customised PoAsh are great souvenirs and a token of responsibility.