Durban-  A campaign against cigarette butts has been launched by environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa in conjunction with the National Council Against Smoking.

The initiative aims to raise awareness over the use of plastic in cigarette butts as part of Plastic-f...

The National Council Against Smoking and Greenpeace Africa are together working on a campaign to raise awareness about the plastic in cigarette butts as part of Plastic-free July. The organisations have started a #BanTheButt campaign on their Vuma.Earth platform.

“It ma...

THE results of the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up, which annually took place during September have been released and once again,the biggest pollutants are broken down plastic and foam pieces.

“The main cause of litter on our beaches and in the marine environment is...

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The environmental impact of cigarette butts

If you attend a market, festival or any outdoor event, chances are you’ll find a few cigarette butts on the floor. While people frown upon littering, cigarette butts still tend to be dropped on the floor without much thought....

The mounting cost of keeping the inner city clean was the driving force behind the Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) cleaning campaign, #KeepItClean, which started this week and runs until the end of the year.

CCID chief executive Tasso Evangelinos sa...

2018 International Coastal Clean-up results reveal SA's top pollutants.

The results of the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up, which took place on 15 September, showed that broken down plastic pieces, foam pieces, cigarette butts, bottle caps continue to be some of the...

THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CIGARETTE FILTERS

Blue smoke curls up from my terrace. After the last puff, a flesh-coloured filter is thrown carefully into the garden, disappearing between the roses and the rhododendrons. I’m shocked. I think it’s messy, cigarette filters in my...

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. We are leveraging on the global campaign, encouraging people to rethink the way they use plastic, by starting a...

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