Here are a few alarming facts*:
- In 2005, an estimated 135 million pounds of cigarette butts were dumped into the U.S. environment
- Butts are the most common toxic waste, are the number one item found on California highways and account for 34% of all waste captured in the state
- Butts never completely decompose, and the toxic chemicals are a threat to aquatic ecosystems, and
- It is estimated that one tree is used to produce only 300 cigarettes.
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*Reference sources can be found here.