CHARITY CIGARETTE BUTT BINS
CHARITY CIGARETTE BUTT BINS – FROM £190
Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter on the planet. Providing clearly identifiable interactive cigarette butt bins in an area nudges smokers to dispose of their butts responsibly.
Cigarette filters are made from a form of plastic called cellulose acetate and also contain thousands of toxic chemicals.
Installing our charity cigarette butt bins can help prevent millions of butts polluting your local environment every single year.
REINFORCE GOOD HABITS
The incentive of raising money for a local charity by simply using the bin provided is enough for many smokers to ‘Do the right thing’.
Over time it is hoped that smokers will subconsciously associate putting their cigarette butt in a bin (not just a Charity Cigarette Butt Bin but any bin) as a good thing.
HELP LOCAL CHARITIES
Installing our Charity Cigarette Butt Bins as part of your anti-littering strategy is an ideal way of involving businesses and charities with the local community.
Businesses can show their commitment to their employees, the local community and the environment by installing Charity Cigarette Butt Bins on their premises or by sponsoring a bin in the community.
Above all, our bins incentivise smokers to ‘DO THE RIGHT THING’
FIND OUT MORE
Check out our dedicated charity cigarette butt bins website charitybuttbins.co.uk to find out more.
BUTT WHY SHOULD I CARE?
BECAUSE CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE LITTER.
Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter on the planet. You are never more than a few paces away from a handful of discarded butts. Trillions are dropped every single year in our cities, towns, villages and countryside. Wherever you find people you will find cigarette butts. Lots of them.
Broken Window Theory suggests that if an area is seen to be covered in litter then this will highly likely lead to more littering. This is especially true for cigarette butts. If smokers see an area is covered in discarded cigarette butts – outside entrances to buildings, by seating areas, at pedestrian crossings, car parks etc. – then they are more likely to throw their cigarette butts on the ground too. This issue increases when there is no clear bin provided and ineffective signage is used.
If there is also seen to be a lack of enforcement in an area (dropping cigarette butts is a littering offence and can lead to fines of £80 or more) then smokers feel there will be no consequences for dropping their cigarette butts. They’ll get away with it.
We need to find a way to nudge smokers to ‘do the right thing’.
BECAUSE CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE PLASTIC POLLUTION.
Cigarette filters are made from a form of plastic called cellulose acetate. It is suggested that there are 4.5 trillion cigarette butts dropped in the environment every single year. This is a hard figure to verify but it’s safe to say that the figure is in the trillions.
That’s a staggering amount and a difficult number to visualise. Consider this… that’s way more stars than there are in our galaxy and if you were to lay every cigarette butt dropped in a year end to end they would stretch to the moon and back more than 150 times!
Now consider that a cigarette butt can take 10 years or more to break down. That means that there are likely 30+ trillion cigarette butts in the environment right this second. All potentially breaking up into smaller and smaller pieces.
Polluting our rivers and oceans. Killing wildlife and vegetation. Entering the food chain and therefore impacting the health of smokers and non smokers alike.
BECAUSE CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE TOXIC.
Cigarette butts are not only made of plastic, they are also filled with toxic chemicals. Over 6,000 of them. 50+ have been proven to be carcinogenic to humans and many more are deadly to wildlife.
It’s suggested that the chemicals found in just one cigarette butt can leach out and contaminate approximately 7.5 liters of water within one hour. This contaminated water is lethal to aquatic life.
DID YOU KNOW THAT CIGARETTE BUTTS CAN BE RECYCLED?
That’s right, they can be recycled. Not in your kerbside recycling unfortunately but there is a company called Terracycle who offer a free cigarette butt recycling scheme. You can also find out more about the Cigarette Waste Recycling Programme here.