There are lots of bins around but bins can’t be everywhere. Find one, or use a personal ashtray.
Everyone does it
Not true. Lots of smokers never litter. They know it’s not a good look!
One small butt
Just one small butt?….Around 7 billion butts are littered in Australia every year!
Filters are made of plastic filaments and can take ages (up to 15 years) to break down!
They’re cleaned up
Maybe…eventually … but at what cost? In the meantime they look bad!
Don’t realise you do it? Time to start thinking and break that habit!
People say the strangest things
OK….so they’re not exactly myths from ancient Greek or Roman times…but they are tales that have been elaborated and expanded over a long period of time….and they are not true.
Probably the greatest myth surrounding cigarette butt littering is that because butts are so small, they are harmless.
Coupled with the mistaken belief that filters are made of cotton and decompose easily, butts are rarely seen as what they really are – a serious environmental problem!
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