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Cigarette Butt Litter Facts

It takes 12 years for a cigarette butt to break down. During this time, toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and arsenic are leached into soil and rivers. The Central City Improvement District removes six thousand kilograms of cigarette butts each year to keep the Cape Town CBD clean. Cigarette butts are among the top 10 list of marine polluters Worldwide, cigarette butts are the most co...
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