Letter: Clean up your butts, please
Most cigarette filters are made from cellulose acetate. Cigarette filters contain 12,000 plastic-based fibers, and like many other forms of plastic are not biodegradable. Cigarette filters are the most common form of litter in the world, as approximately 5.6 trillion cigarettes are smoked every year worldwide.
If and when you smoke a pipe or cigars, you do not pollute that much, those around you might beg to differ.
When you smoke cigarettes you throw away the remnant butt. The state of Washington will charge you over $1,000 for littering cigarette butts.
How about you carry a little pouch of some sort and put your spent butts in there to dispose of later in a litter bin? Please don’t throw them on the ground and litter.
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