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Cigarette butts make cleaning Cheney difficult

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 9/19/2019 at 11:53am

“Cigarette butts, the most littered items in the world, are proving to be an intractable trash problem for regulators and tobacco companies. Throwing them on the ground is a firmly entrenched habit for many smokers.”

This statement published in the Wall Street Journal was sent to me recently. It goes on to say “Regulators are taking a tougher stance on cigarette filter pollution amid concerns about the environmental impact of single use plastic. For decades, butts have been made from cellulose acetate, a form of plastic that takes years to break down. Studies have shown that butts was...

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