People used to collect seashells and pebbles at the beach. But this summer, collecting cigarette butts is in. In recent days, the hashtags #FillTheBottle and #Megotchallenge (‘Cigarette butt challenge’ in French) have become a new global online movement for eco-mobilis...

Did you know? Cigarette butts on streets end up in waterways ...

  • One cigarette butt can contaminate a litre of water so severely that fish cannot survive in the water (San Diego State University)

  • Cigarette butts account for 28% of litter on beaches wo...

Discarded cigarette butts are seemingly everywhere. Not just unsightly and unhygienic, these cigarette remnants harm vegetation and negatively impacts plant growth when discarded in grass and soil. This endemic form of pollution is also harmful to birds and other anima...

During the week of July 29th, 2019, researchers from the International Institute for Legislative Affairs (Kenya) and the American Cancer Society released preliminary results from two recent waves of a longitudinal economic survey that track the livelihoods of smallhold...

Thousands of smokers don't think twice about leaving a trail of cigarette litter behind them. According to Keep America Beautiful (KAB), Americans are smoking fewer cigarettes than ever before, yet cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly littered item in the U...

Trillions of cigarette butts are thrown into the environment every year, where they leach nicotine and heavy metals before turning into microplastic pollution.

WHAT'S THE WORLD'S MOST LITTERED PLASTIC ITEM? CIGARETTE BUTTS

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Almost one third of adults smoke everywhere in the world. In Germany, a total of 25.1 billion euros was spent on tobacco products in 2016. That shows the grasp to the smokescreen, there are 75 billion in this country per year and remains popular. However, the Minister...

The plastic straw has been at the forefront of conversations about damaging man-made waste but cigarette butts have turned out to be an even bigger problem. An estimated 4.5 trillion butts are littered globally each year, The BBC reports, and their effects are incredib...

The National Council Against Smoking is working with Greenpeace Africa to raise awareness about the plastic in cigarette butts as part of Plastic-free July. They are leveraging on the global campaign, encouraging people to rethink the way they use plastic, by starting...

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