What is real bad about tobacco butts and the environment?



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    A couple of things. For starters, the filters are not biodegradable, they contain a small amount of plastic, and will sit in a landfill (or in the gutter) for 10 to 15 years. Secondly, there is still a small amount of the tobacco left in a cigarette but, which contains harmful chemicals like arsenic and formaldehyde, which leach into the ground and into the water supply.

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    Its litter.  You’re literally just throwing cigarettes on the ground making it someone else’s problem. Not only is it an environmental burden, but its a social annoyance and even a health burden when you don’t smother out the burning cigarette before you throw it on the ground. 

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