We sincerely thank you for using our ashtray and thus actively participating in the protection of our beautiful planet.

How many toxic substances in a cigarette butt?

4000 or 400

- . There are a total of more than 4000 chemical substances, including a good fifty known to be carcinogenic to humans.

Is a cigarette butt recyclable?

Yes or no

- This is a first in France and in Europe. A company in Bourg-Blanc, Finistère, specializes in recycling cigarette butts. It is called MéGO!

Can we make street furniture with cigarette butts?

Yes or no

- After depolluting them in a closed circuit, the company MéGO transforms the filters into plates which are then used to manufacture street furniture.It makes benches, chairs, ashtrays and even foot-operated hydroalcoholic gel dispensers, whose tube, base and tongue are 100% recycled. 600 units have already been marketed. The Breton company processes 15 tonnes of cigarette butts each year, relying on players who collect them throughout France.

Are there lead and arsenic in a cigarette butt?

Yes or no

- Cigarette butts contain a wide variety of toxic products: nicotine, traces of pesticides, phenols, ammonia, cadmium, arsenic and other heavy metals, such as mercury or lead.

Duration of decomposition of a cigarette butt


- The degradation time of a cigarette butt is up to 12 years.

A cigarette butt pollutes how many liters of water?

50L or 500L

- A single cigarette butt can pollute 500 liters of water.

How many billions of cigarette butts are thrown on the ground per day?

9 or 12

- 4,300 billion cigarette butts are thrown on the ground every year in the world, or nearly 12 billion a day.

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