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Cigarette litter

By LYoung 22 Jan 2018

It’s the most littered item on earth, it’s not biodegradable and it’s a crime.
 Did you know?
-It takes between 18 months and 10 years for a cigarette butt to decompose depending on conditions.
-Cigarette butts discarded in car parks, on pavements and into gutters miles from the coast inevitably make their way through drains and rivers to the ocean increasing water pollution and poisoning fish.
-Toxic cigarette butts are eaten by birds and other mammals causing a threat to wildlife and the environment.
-It's also against the law and you can be fined £80 for throwing your cigarette butt on the ground.
It's not just unsightly, it's harmful. Put cigarette butts in the bin!