The Cigarette Ballot Bin is coming to Thanet!

Cigarette bin with the quote "stub it, bin it, vote with your cig butts" Dogs vs Cats

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The Cigarette Litter Problem

  • Dropped cigarette butts are the most common form of Littering, found on 79% of the 7,200 sites surveyed as part of our recent Local Environment Quality Survey of England 2017/18.
  • 52% of smokers who smoke everyday thought putting a cigarette down the drain was acceptable.
  • 39% of smokers, equivalent to 3.6million in the UK, admitted to throwing a cigarette butt down a drain within the past month.
  • 11% of smokers do not consider cigarette butts to be litter.
  • As well as plastic, cigarette filters are comprised of thousands of chemical ingredients, including arsenic, lead and nicotine, all of which can leak into marine environments. According to studies, just one cigarette butt per litre of water is highly toxic to fish.

Eco Green Solution

  • Stainless steel cigarette butt bin
  • Made in the United Kingdom
  • Holds 1000 cigarette butts
  • Clear sign spaces to help people identify and use them
  • East installation: attaches to posts in minutes
  • No planning permission required for installation
  • Robust and weatherproof
  • 10 year warranty

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