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Let's make Cyprus green

Did you know that cigarette butts are the number one most littered item on beaches all throughout the world?

It’s no secret that smoking is a bad habit and that first and second-hand smoke is a danger to humans, however, ingestion of cigarette filters are actually a great threat to wildlife. Cigarette butts are composed of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic, which can take up to 10 years to decompose.

These harmful plastic pieces mixed with the toxic chemicals the cigarettes contain have been found in the stomachs of fish, birds, and many other marine creatures that mistake them as a food source. Cigarette butts may seem small, but with the number of butts littered every year, the toxic chemicals add up. Just to have an idea, at one of our beach cleanups one person managed to collect over 300 cigarette butts in only 45 minutes. Can you image how many cigarette butts there still are on that beach that we didn’t see? It’s a scary thought.

So if you’re a smoker, please be kind to nature and the creatures we live among. Instead of throwing your cigarette butts in the sand of our beautiful Cyprus beaches, dispose of them properly. We don’t have the power to convince everyone to stop smoking, however, we can help with changing the way cigarettes are disposed of. In an effort to keep our beaches clean, we have come out with a reusable Beach Ashtray Cone available for sale on our online Eco Shop -

Taking a portable ashtray with you when you go to the beach is an easy and convenient way to ensure that your butts won’t get discarded in the sand. We do NOT promote smoking but we DO promote keeping our beaches clean and cigarette butt free. Keep our beaches clean and order your reusable beach ashtray today!

Let's Make Cyprus Green
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