Why it Matters

 

Did you know that cigarettes account for
more than one-third of all the litter
in the United States?
(source: Keep America Beautiful, 2012)

 

That’s a lot of discarded cigarette butts! Cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly littered item in the United States. Do you know why?According to a recent study by Keep America Beautiful, most smokers said they didn’t realize the impact on our environment from a tossed cigarette, many said there wasn’t an outdoor ashtray or cigarette receptacle close by, and some said they believed the flicked butt would decompose quickly. It can actually take 18 months to 10 years for a cigarette filter to decompose.

In addition to litter, discarded cigarette butts pose a significant threat to our environment in terms of wildfires. Each year, forest fires ravage vast areas, killing wildlife and vegetation that can take years to return. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, more than 90,000 fires every year are caused by cigarettes in the United States alone.

If you thought something this small didn’t matter…..please think again…we need your help to reduce litter and prevent wildfires from tossed cigarette butts! Douse It can help…Buy Now!