Meanwhile, it’s a fact — cigarette butts are one of the most toxic mass polluters on the planet! ФАСOFF is a Bulgarian national initiative that cleans public places like beaches and parks and raises awareness about the problem.
18 billion cigarettes are bought every day and approximately two-thirds of the butts end up in nature directly. That’s 6,5 trillion every year. Each of them containing a plastic core soaked with more than 4000 toxic elements, most of which are provoking cancer. And with rain, it goes deep in the soil, ends up in groundwater, and with the rivers, it flows into the oceans. Scientists are more than concerned at now it’s up to us to do our part — join us now.