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Cigarette Butt Litter Surveys

Results for BeachPatrol’s groups cigarette butt litter recording

Cigarette Butt

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 Surveys 170
Total Butt Count 548373

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

zigzag path to jetty, lady bay

2

Butts

3280

BeachPatrol

1

No Of People

00:40

Time Spent

Elwood residential streets: Parts of Southey, Milton, Dickens, Marine Parade, Thackeray, Barkly, Meredith, Gordon, Mitford.

28

Butts

3184

Love Our Street

1

No Of People

01:00

Time Spent

Esplanade

65

Butts

3207

Love Our Street

2

No Of People

02:00

Time Spent

chelsea beach

2

Butts

3196

BeachPatrol

1

No Of People

00:30

Time Spent

Keats St, Elster Creek riparian zone between Glenhuntly Road and St Kilda Street

144

Butts

3184

Love Our Street

1

No Of People

01:30

Time Spent

Elwood Village and nearby streets

41

Butts

3000

Love Our Street

1

No Of People

02:00

Time Spent