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Why Cigarette Butts Are Still Among the Worst Forms of Pollution

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • For the first time in 30 years of collecting data, Ocean Conservancy finds plastics are the top 10 items in pollution around the world, with filtered cigarette butts ranking in first place. Although they appear to be biodegradable, they contain plastics that take up to 10 years to decompose


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