That statement was from the Truth Initiative who is one of the largest anti-smoking campaigns in the United States. They’ve been working hard to spread the word that cigarette butts are one of the leading items contributing to pollution.

In 2017, they stated about 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered each year. The amount of cigarettes that are littered make up 38% of ALL collected liter. That’s because 75% of all smokers dispose of their butts by throwing them on the ground or out the window of their car.

How are cigarette butts toxic?

🚬 cigarette butts have toxic chemicals like arsenic & lead which contaminated water that is needed by animals & fish.

🚬 98% of cigarette filters are made of non biodegradable plastic fibers.

🚬 cigarettes can decompose overtime but studies show that a cigarette butt only decomposed 38% after two years

Smoking is not only bad for our health but bad for our nature’s health too. Continue to check out the Truth Initiative for more informational material & action you can take!



The bystander effect is a social phenomenon where people are less likely to help a victim while others are around. One of the main reasons of this is diffusion of responsibility, assuming that someone else will take the responsibility instead.

The Bystander Effect is specific to victims, in particular human victims, however the same concept can be applied to humans helping the environment, who is a victim everyday. We can go online and see all of our fellow advocates of the earth taking steps to make changes and assume that the work is being taken care of.

Although there are so many AMAZING people out there doing their best work, we need EVERYONE to take steps to make a change. 7 billion people could all make one simple change and make an enormous impact on the issue today.

What can you do to make a change today to help the environment?


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Pollution Comes Full Circle

🐠Plastic is ALREADY toxic before it ends up in our oceans and shouldn’t be used as ANY type on consumption! 🐠

Plastic never degrades, but breaks down into smaller pieces over long periods of time. During the breakdown process, the plastic acts as a sponge, eventually absorbing toxic chemicals that could eventually be consumed by humans.