Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter. They contain plastic and put toxic chemicals, including arsenic, lead and nicotine, into our oceans.
There aren’t always dustbins or ashtrays around and dropping them into drains is pretty much the worst thing you can do with them – it’s a fast-track to our rivers and the sea.
Fortunately, there is a cheap, simple solution: pocket ashtrays.
Paper pocket ashtrays cost £2 from The One Love shop on Highbridge Street
Metal ones vary in price and are available from Moondance Records in Waltham Cross.
Pop one in a smoker’s stocking this Christmas!
See the Keep Britain Tidy website for information about their #BinTheButt campaign: It’s Flicking Blue Murder