A report on cigarette butts

A huge trash issue

Cigarette butts are everywhere, also in nature. Of the 6 billion cigarettes that are smoked, 4.5 billion cigarette butts remain in public spaces. Although most are concentrated in urban areas, this waste can travel thousands of kilometres and pollute different ecosystems. For all these reasons, SEO/BirldLife International as part of the Libera project, asked us to study the environmental impact of cigarette butts and summarize it in a report to raise awareness about this issue.