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A Quirky Way to Bin Cigarette Butts

Thanks to Clean Cornwall, Plastic Free Falmouth has recieved a grant to improve our lovely town even further by installing 8 cigarette ballot bins.


The idea of the cigarette ballot bin is to provide an engaging and fun way to keep cigarette butts of the street flaw. The ashtrays show a question and two answer slots for casting your cigarette vote. They have been proven to reduce cigarette litter by around 50%.


The bins have clear windows so you can see what people have been voting for.

Almost all cigarette filters are a form of plastic called cellulose acetate. By itself, cellulose acetate can take up to 10 years to degrade in our environment. Used filters are full of toxins, which can leach into the ground and waterways, harming living organisms that come into contact with them. Cigarette litter is a pervasive issue, and one that smokers often do not consider or understand.


We have 4 target areas already for the bins and we would appreciate your suggestions for 4 more.

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