4,5 trillion

cigarette butts are improperly disposed of annually, making them the most littered item on earth.


chemicals, including toxic heavy metals and carcinogenic compounds, are present in cigarette butts.

10 years

is the time that a cigarette butt can take to decompose, as they are made of plastic (acetate-cellulose).

the growing consumption of eletronic cigarettes also poses a triple threat to our planet: a combination of plastic waste, hazardous waste and electronic waste

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