Cigarette butts are the most prevalent form of litter found in the environment globally.
Littered cigarette butts leach toxic chemicals and microplastics into the water and soil. Although one cigarette butt is small in size, they accumulate in the environment in such large quantities that they pose a threat to human and ecosystem health.
EcoSuperior’s volunteers pick up tens of thousands of cigarette butts each spring, but that represents just a fraction of the cigarette litter that enters the environment.
Many smokers have stated that they would use an ashtray if there was one available when they smoke outdoors. As part of the litter prevention program funded by the City of Thunder Bay’s Clean Green and Beautiful initiative, EcoSuperior is offering several programs and services designed to mitigate cigarette litter from our streets, including: