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
   
146226192530

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 Fishermans Beach on 09 Sep 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
68
3931
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at K Road Cliffs Werribee on 09 Sep 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
2000
3030
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at St Kilda Beach on 08 Sep 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
2000
3182
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Elwood streets - near Tennyson St Shops on 01 Sep 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
485
LOS3184
1
1 hrs

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Last survey at Beach between Ricketts Point beachside cafe and Seaweed beach on 01 Sep 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
320
3193
1
1 hrs

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rough estimated counts from volunteers.

Last survey at Rye on 01 Sep 2018
Butts
Beach Group
No of People
Time Spent
10
3941 Rye
1
1 hrs

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