• Cigarette butts left in grass and soil can harm nearby plant growth, according to a new study. 

  • The study found that a cigarette butt can cut down the germination, or development, of plants, adding to concerns about discarded cigarette remnants as an under-ack...

Ocean pollution is a very serious issue, and one that seems to be cropping up a lot in the news at the moment. Often, when we hear the term "ocean pollution", it's straws, bottles, and other plastic garbage that come to mind — but there's another sort of waste that's f...

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...

Keep it clean, no butts

It’s time to come clean in the Central City. This is the new message behind the Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) annual #KeepItClean campaign, run by its Urban Management Department.

Urban Management is one of the four operatio...

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...

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.

A Spokesperson Savera Kalideen says they are leveraging on the global campaign, encouraging people to rethink the...

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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