Show your love for marine life! If you smoke:
Cigarette butts are plastic
Cigarette filters are made of tiny threads of cellulose acetate plastic. Littered butts slowly break up into thousands of plastic threads that pollute our water and soil.
Cigarette butts are toxic
Cigarette butts leach nicotine, arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, and more into water and soil, threatening water quality, marine life, and seafood safety.
In the San Francisco Bay Area alone, 3 billion butts are littered annually. You can help change that!
What we do
- Partner with local businesses and government to install buttcans throughout San Francisco
- Educate that cigarette butts are plastic and toxic
- Remove cigarette butts from beaches and streets and recycle butts with TerraCycle
- Advocate for the removal of plastic cigarette filters and the creation of anti-litter policies