Cigarette Butt Litter Surveys


The prevalence of cigarette butts as litter has grown unwelcoming large these past few years. The action of dropping a butt on the ground and stamping it out with the foot then leaving it there has become all too common place. Even when ashtrays and bins are within arm’s length, the smokers still drop them on the ground. It has become ‘their’ acceptable behavior. The result is 1000’s of butts are littered all over our streets and outside hotels and cafes.

Cigarette Butt Litter Collection Summary

No of SurveysTotal Butt CountTotal Volunteer hours spent
   
164248275548

Cigarette Butt Litter Surveys

It would be unacceptable for any other product but somehow smokers have made this appear normal behavior. Only 14% of the population smokes, yet those small number of people cause a large environmental pollution problem for the other 86%. This is not acceptable. Further, when the location is near a beach, the storm water drains then wash this toxic litter down on to the beach or into the ocean.

BeachPatrol as part of its caring for the beaches and bays is very conscious of the butt litter reaching our beaches and then the ocean. We conduct cigarette butt litter surveys periodically to ascertain the quantity of butts in some well know areas and report those results to local businesses and councils.

 
 

Last 6 Surveys

Last survey at Gontuk Avenue, Aspendale on 18 Nov 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
110
3195 Aspendale
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Seaford on 11 Nov 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
7
3198
1
1 hrs

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went out to beach for 20 minutes
total of 4kgs
we focussed on counting plastic straws this clean
we picked up 24 straws
12 containers (bottles, cans, hard plastic recyclables
7 ciggaret butts
approx 70 metres by 3-4 mtrs length cleaned

About the Survey

went out to beach for 20 minutes total of 4kgs we focussed on counting plastic straws this clean we picked up 24 straws 12 containers (bottles, cans, hard plastic recyclables 7 ciggaret butts approx 70 metres by 3-4 mtrs length cleaned

Last survey at Caulfield Racecourse and Station surrounds, Station St, Caulfield East on 11 Nov 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
4300
LOS3162
1
1 hrs

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Streets surrounding Caulfield Racecourse and Station surrounds: Station St, Normanby Road, Sir John Monash Drive, Caulfield East

Last survey at St Kilda West Beach on 10 Nov 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1430
3182
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Ripponlea Station reserve and nearby streets on 04 Nov 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1600
LOS3185
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Elwood streets around Elwood (west) shops: Glenhuntly, Ormond and Normandy Roads; Broadway; adjacent on 03 Nov 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
1247
LOS3184
1
1 hrs

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