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Whats the Worlds Most Littered Plastic Item? Cigarette Butts | National Geographic

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Published on : 23 Aug 2019

Cigarette filters are the “last acceptable form of littering,” but there are solutions that can help our health and planet.
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Cigarette filters are made of a plastic called cellulose acetate. When tossed into the environment, they dump not only plastic, but also the nicotine, heavy metals, and many other chemicals they’ve absorbed into waterways, and eventually oceans. But, there are solutions that can help our health and our planet.

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Playground
Playground 2 months ago

American waste land

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El Reino Infantil
El Reino Infantil 2 months ago

wow, i need to share this video. Cigarettes are really dangerous

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CVS 3D Rhymes
CVS 3D Rhymes 2 months ago

The gov also mess with kids smh

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WildBrain
WildBrain 2 months ago

Я курю и мне похуй, я колюсь и мне похуй. В России иначе не прожить

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SevenAwesomeKids Baby

how about making smoking cigarette socially unacceptable... I mean u can already see it since in Universities less and less people smoke cigarette... but Marijuana should be ok >.<

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ToyPudding TV
ToyPudding TV 2 months ago

I smoke, and I never thought that butts were acceptable litter. I make a point to either not smoke in certain areas or dispose of my cigarette butts properly. People who litter are just f*ing lazy (and rude of course).

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2 months ago

I quit smoking in April of this year and i can feel the changes inside me, i think I'm much more healthier than my smoking days.
But still my friend's forcing me to smoke but i refuse every time this build a self control inside me.
And yeah i feel good.
Smoking us bad habit.
Quit it as early as possible

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Kids
Kids 2 months ago

#1. Smoking is disgusting. I don't understand the thought process that leads anyone to sucking any kind of gas/vapor bi-product of a combustion reaction into their lungs. I can't believe anyone still smokes cigarettes in friggin 2019.

#2. Humans are not responsible enough, nor do they give a rat's ***, to put the remnants of their filthy habit in the trash can. Pay attention to how many cigarette butts are piled up along the curb, on streets and in parking lots. Start watching for smokers with their windows down, and count how many cigarette butts you see getting thrown out the window of cars, each time you drive your car anywhere. If it's something you never noticed before, once you begin seeing it, you'll be shocked at the number you'll witness on just one drive, in just one tiny part of the planet, during just the minutes you were in your vehicle. Now imagine that happening every minute of every day, all over the f'n place.

#3. NO, smokers, cigarette butts are NOT biodegradable, as so many of these idiots have replied to me when I ask, sarcastically, if their car didn't come with an ash tray.

#4. In summary, thank you smokers for sharing your garbage with the rest of the general public. We so appreciate seeing your butts lining the streets, and parking lots of our communities, floating in our lakes, and lighting the landscape on fire. What wonderful folks.

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Kids Toys Review
Kids Toys Review 2 months ago

the solution ita lets smoke cerutu or kretek (indonesian smoke)

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Morphle ABC
Morphle ABC 2 months ago

I don't see a lot of people rallying for the ban of manufacturing and sale of cigarettes from huge tobacco corporate entities that know that they sell the most addictive, deadly objects on the planet. Kind of ironic that people will immediately blame the individual person over some stupid grudge versus identifying the root of the problem. People are not going to stop smoking, people are not going to stop littering. Guilt tripping people who smoke will literally make them smoke more with less remorse lmao...

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Super Simple
Super Simple 2 months ago

Smokers don’t care about their body, why would they care about the earth?

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Kids
Kids 2 months ago

Lost my uncle to smoking. I really don't see why anyone does it.

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2 months ago

Everytime i am in nature for trekking eg, i have a garbage bag with me for picking up other peoples waste. I think it is the best way to make people thinking of their environment and their own behavior.

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Amazing Kids Toys
Amazing Kids Toys 2 months ago

I'm a smoker so gfy. It's part of America.

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Mister Max
Mister Max 2 months ago

Pack your stuff and we will go to.......................mars

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Galinha Pintadinha
Galinha Pintadinha 2 months ago

Ban citrate manufacturing and selling and using its harming our health and polluting environment

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Baby Big
Baby Big 2 months ago

Wait a minute... *Cigarettes are considered as PLASTIC!*
Me: *mindblown*

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Маша и Медведь

Wow I am trying so hard to stop I did go down a lot, very proud of myself for that. I love newport's I was smoking 2 packs a day I switched to Maverick red and now a half of pack to one whole pack a day

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Debbie Doo Kids TV
Debbie Doo Kids TV 2 months ago

Is this video stolen from vox?

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Toys And Little
Toys And Little 2 months ago

Chiner re uses da butts 2 clean toilets wit.

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