Cigarette butts are the most common ocean pollutants

Did you know?

Cigarette butts are the single most collected item on the world’s beaches. More than plastic bags, or plastic straws.

5.6 trillion cigarettes are manufactured worldwide each year and the majority come with filters that contain chemicals and are made of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic that can take a decade or more to decompose.

What can we do about it? The easy answer is to stop smoking: it is good for your health, you will save money and help the environment. But it’s easier said than done. 😛

So if you are a smoker, use a portable ashtray to collect your butts. It is the size of a key ring and is very handy. Never throw your cigarette butts on the floor, instead put them on the portable ashtray until you find a bin. Easy! 😉

Author: easyecotips