Cigarette Butts Are World's Top Non-BiodegradableTrash

GreenTracker| After 15 years, much of the butt is gone, but the damage to the environment and cost of picking up after the nation’s smokers is obscene.

In a million years we never dreamed that cigarette butts are America’s nation’s top trash, too.

An economic cigarette butt litter audit in San Francisco, which found the annual cleanup cost to be more than $7 million annually, led its City Council in 2009 to impose a 20-cent-per-pack “litter fee” on cigarettes sold in the city. Read on.