Cigarette Butt Litter Surveys


The prevalence of cigarette butts as litter has grown unwelcoming large these past few years. The action of dropping a butt on the ground and stamping it out with the foot then leaving it there has become all too common place. Even when ashtrays and bins are within arm’s length, the smokers still drop them on the ground. It has become ‘their’ acceptable behavior. The result is 1000’s of butts are littered all over our streets and outside hotels and cafes.

Cigarette Butt Litter Collection Summary

No of SurveysTotal Butt CountTotal Volunteer hours spent
   
117198420501

Cigarette Butt Litter Surveys

It would be unacceptable for any other product but somehow smokers have made this appear normal behavior. Only 14% of the population smokes, yet those small number of people cause a large environmental pollution problem for the other 86%. This is not acceptable. Further, when the location is near a beach, the storm water drains then wash this toxic litter down on to the beach or into the ocean.

BeachPatrol as part of its caring for the beaches and bays is very conscious of the butt litter reaching our beaches and then the ocean. We conduct cigarette butt litter surveys periodically to ascertain the quantity of butts in some well know areas and report those results to local businesses and councils.

 
 

Last 6 Surveys

Last survey at Werribee Train Station carpark near bus depot on 22 Jul 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
6000
LOS3030
1
1 hrs

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About the Survey

The Werribee Train Station was literally teaming with butts. Our clean did make a difference, but there is still so much more work required.

Last survey at Dromana on 15 Jul 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
420
3936
1
1 hrs

Photos

About the Survey


Last survey at Maribyrnong on 15 Jul 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1440
LOS3032
1
1 hrs

Photos

About the Survey


Last survey at Edgewater/Maribyrnong on 15 Jul 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1440
LOS3032
1
1 hrs

Photos

About the Survey


Last survey at Ripponlea Village on 08 Jul 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1330
LOS3185
1
1 hrs

Photos

About the Survey


Last survey at Caulfield Park Shopping Centre, Balaclava and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield North on 07 Jul 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1500
LOS3162
1
1 hrs

Photos

About the Survey

Footpaths and gutters in and around Caulfield Park shopping area, from Balaclava and Hawthorn Roads corner to end of shopping strips.