• James Marlow

Cigarettes, butt it out!

Every time we plog, we have found the biggest culprit every time is cigarette butts. They are pervasive and minuscule, meaning that street cleaners largely ignore them.​

​This is not to say that it is their fault, as the cigarettes are thrown there by the general public.

A recent study has gone as far as to suggest that cigarettes, not straws, are the worst contaminant of the oceans.

While it is not possible for people to instantly quit smoking, it is important to realise the damage caused from cigarette butts to the environment.