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Cigaratte Butt Aquatic / Artistic creation

Cigaratte Butt Aquatic
Cigaratte Butt Aquatic

Cigarette-butt accounts for one-third of marine debris. The filter in a cigarette butt contains a plastic material called cellulose acetate, which takes 12-15 years to break down. Tar, nicotine, and heavy metals remain in a cigarette butt’s filter. Immersion in water releases these dangerous substances’ toxins, which impact the creatures in the water. As a result, whether or not one smokes, humans, as a tertiary consumer, will consume the toxins accumulated in sea creatures.

Cigarette Butt Aquatic, highlights common edible seafood to impel the public to reevaluate cigarette butts’ profound effect on the ecosystem.


National Yunlin University

National Yunlin University
of Science and Technology
Yunlin, Taiwan

Jing-Wen Lin,
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

Jing-Fei Low,
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology