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
   
199280760583

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 Altona Beach and surrounds on 30 Sep 3018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1100
3018
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Altona Beach and surrounds on 20 Jan 2019
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
2270
3018
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Mothers Beach on 20 Jan 2019
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
200
3931
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Cape Woolamai Shops on 12 Jan 2019
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
500
LOS3925
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Ripponlea Village on 06 Jan 2019
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
350
LOS3185
1
1 hrs

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Many of the businesses are closed over the Festive Season, yet there were still so many butts!

Last survey at Elwood Village - and surrounds on 05 Jan 2019
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1288
LOS3184
1
1 hrs

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