Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cigarette Butts

MYTH: Cigarette filters are biodegradable 
  • FACT: Filters can take up to 100 years to decompose 
  • FACT: [Cigarette butts] also present a threat to wildlife. Cigarette filters have been found in the stomachs of fish, birds, whales and other marine creatures who mistake them for food … Composed of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic, cigarette butts can persist in the environment as long as other forms of plastic.”
  • FACT: 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered each year.
  • FACT: Cigarette smoke contains up to 4000 chemicals.

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