The WWF estimates that 8 billion cigarette butts are littered each year in Australia.
Clean Up Australia reports that cigarette butts are over 20% of all recorded litter in Australia.
Research shows it can take up to 15 years for a cigarette butt to break down in sea water.
Cigarette butt filters contain cellulose acetate, a fibrous plastic.
Chemicals from butts leach into water in one hour and can harm our marine species.
Discarded cigarette butts are a contributor to hundreds of fires in Australia each year.
There are three methods that can be employed for recycling cigarette butt filters.
It takes 2,000 butts to produce 1kg of plastic. Products such as bricks can be produced from cigarette butts.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We recognise they have cared and maintained the beautiful environment for time immemorial. We would like to pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Indigenous communities.
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