We are ground-breaking partnership between public health and environmental advocacy groups. We advocate for effective butt-free policies by encouraging community dialogue, conduct research into the toxicity of tobacco waste and the economics of cleaning up cigarette waste, and provide expert assistance to governments, communities, organizations and individuals seeking to reduce the environmental burden of cigarette butt waste. Cigarette butt waste has polluted our beaches, parks and communities long enough – it’s time to take action!
Cigarette butts leach chemicals and heavy metals into the environment that are toxic to fresh and salt-water fish. They are poisonous when ingested by children and other living organisms.
BUTTS ARE EVERYWHERE
How far can you walk down the street or in a park before you see a discarded cigarette butt?
SEND US YOUR BUTTS
We asked people to send us photos of cigarette butts in their neighborhoods.