Cigarette Butts—Not Plastic Straws—Are The Worst Contaminant of Oceans
2018-08-28, 02:47 PM,
Plastic straws are the target du jour of corporations, retailers, and even states and cities.

Everyone from Marriott and Hyatt to Starbucks and McDonald’s are implementing their own plastic straw bans.

But according to a new report from NBC News, the source of our collective energy may be misplaced. The report suggests that the biggest man-made contaminant of the world’s oceans is not plastic straws, or even plastic bags, but cigarette butts.

Cigarette butts are not only ubiquitous, but also their disposal has largely been unregulated, meaning a nearly unlimited number hit the seas. But a number of individuals and organizations are fighting to change that.

A campaign, the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project, hopes to ban cigarette filters, which are made from cellulose acetate, a type of plastic that can take over a decade to decompose, according to NBC. Of the 5.6 trillion cigarettes that are made with these filters each year, as many as two-thirds are dumped irresponsibly.
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2018-08-28, 02:52 PM,
Regardless of the study, I HATE CIGARETTES
2018-08-28, 03:09 PM,
Smokers tgat through the cigarette butts on ground are just an asshole.
2018-08-28, 03:13 PM,
Just throw them in the bin, and make things clean in general.
2018-08-28, 03:32 PM,
vape to save the oceans
2018-08-28, 03:50 PM,
This will be used to demonize smoker's even more
2018-08-28, 03:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 2018-08-28, 03:59 PM by Ishraa.)
Small stuffs wont make any problem to the ocean.
2018-09-05, 03:18 PM,
Don't know why everytime smokers are blamed :/
2018-09-05, 03:22 PM,
LOL the replies are just EPIC!

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