Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
Sustaining our Traditions and Culture
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Sustaining our Traditions and Culture

All Butts In

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. Improper cigarette butt disposal has a direct impact on our environment and wildlife. It is our responsibility to create and maintain a healthy habitat where we can co-exist with the creatures of the Pacific Northwest.

Some facts to consider...

Cigarette butts release toxic chemicals on our land and water.
Aquatic Toxicity of Cigarette Butt Leachate Chemicals

In laboratory experiments, one cigarette butt (smoked filter + tobacco) per liter (1.05 quarts) of water killed half of the marine top smelt fish and half of the freshwater fathead minnow fish. The filter, alone and unsmoked, killed marine top smelt (5.1 filters/liter of water) and freshwater fathead minnows (13.5 cigarette butts/liter of water).
Toxicity of Cigarette Butts

Cigarette filters are made of plastic fibers. Cigarette filters are made from cellulose acetate, a plastic that can break into smaller pieces, but will never biodegrade or completely disappear.
Are Cigarette Butts Biodegradable?

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on small children who had ingested cigarette butts concluded that one-third of them exhibited symptoms of illness such as spontaneous vomiting, nausea, lethargy, gagging, and flushing.
Ingestion of Cigarettes and Cigarette Butts by Children

Cigarette butts are the most common single-use plastic item in litter in the US, representing 20% of all littered items.
Keep America Beautiful Releases Largest Study on Litter in America

We can remove cigarette butt litter from ending on the ground or water by putting fully extinguished butts in the trash or other cigarette disposal.
Cigarette Butts Cleanup Calculator

If you smoke, look for places to dispose of cigarette butts where they will go into the trash and not in the water. If you don’t have options, advocate! Contact us and we would be happy to help.

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