WHY CIGARETTE BUTTS ?

Is this really a detail in global pollution?

OCEAN

Main source of ocean pollution

    We owe every second breath to the ocean

    50% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the ocean. There are 500 times more microplastic in the ocean than there are stars in the Galaxy.

    PUBLIC HEALTH

    A single cigarette butt pollutes 500 liters of water

    500 liters of water corresponds to one year of water consumption for a human being.

    On the ground, the cigarette butt accelerates the pollution of groundwater and increases the rate of global water insalubrity. Unsanitary water, the world's leading cause of death unrelated to age. 3.6 million people die each year. (WHO)

    HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

    One out of two smokers would throw their butt out of their car window

    And becomes the first waste of cities.

    Since the 1980s, butts have represented between 30 and 40% of the waste collected each year, whether along the coasts or in cities.

    ANIMAL LIFE

    70% of birds and 30% of turtles are infected with chemicals from cigarette butts.

    A single butt left for 4 days in a liter of water kills half of the small fish present in that same liter.

    What we throw away becomes what we eat.

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    WASTE

    137,000 cigarette butts are thrown to the ground every second around the world

    The tobacco industry produces 6 trillion each year. A figure that makes you dizzy.

    POLLUTION

    12 years to degrade into plastic micro-particles

    2,500 chemicals found in a cigarette butt, of which around fifty are toxic or carcinogenic

    On the ground and in contact with water, it gradually releases its substances into the ground and the air such as mercury, lead, ammonia, phenols ...

    DEFORESTATION

    Tobacco production is responsible for 5% of global deforestation

    The disappearance of forests destroys many ecosystems, in addition to preventing people from cultivating the land for food.

    One tree is cut for every 1.5 cartons of cigarettes produced. 200,000 hectares of forest are felled each year.

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    WHY CIGARETTE BUTTS ?