Studies and Proposals

Littering of cigarette butts.
Strategies and solutions to avoid it.

According to the World Health Organizationapproximately 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are thrown away worldwide every year.

This is one of the most abundant wastes found on European beaches. Tobacco product filters containing plastic are the second most common single-use plastic waste found on EU beaches.

In Italy, 64% of cigarettes smoked in public places (parks, gardens, squares and streets) are improperly disposed of by abandoning the waste.

40% of consumers are not aware of a specific regulation against the abandonment of small waste.

These are some of the findings of the study Littering of cigarette butts and other tobacco products with filters. Strategies and solutions to avoid it carried out for Erion Care by the consulting firm dss+.

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