This number caught our eye, because that’s what it was designed to do. If 4.5 trillion was right, that means every single smoker in the planet (an estimated 1B) has to toss 4,500 cigarette filters every year. That’s over 12 a day. Doesn’t anybody toss butts in the trash?

4.5 Trillion Cigarette Butts — the Biggest Man-Made Ocean Contaminant — Are Littered Each Year

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