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Cigarette butts as a source of microfibers to the environment

Author
Belzagui, F.; Gutierrez-Bouzán, C.; Álvarez, A.; Vilaseca, M.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea
First page
266
Last page
271
Publisher
Springer Nature
Date of publication
2020-04-24
ISBN
978-3-030-45909-3 Open in new window
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45909-3
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/335612 Open in new window
URL
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-45909-3 Open in new window
Abstract
Several clean-up campaigns have reported that cigarette butts (CB for now on) are the largest item littered worldwide [1]. In 2007, the annual global consumption of cigarettes ascended to 6 trillion, [2, 3, 4] from where approximately 4.5 trillion CBs were carelessly dumped into the environment [5, 6]. Hence, CBs constitute a worldwide and severe toxic litter disposal problem [7]. Yet, little attention is put onto this pollutant
Citation
Belzagui, F. [et al.]. Cigarette butts as a source of microfibers to the environment. A: "Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea". Springer Nature, 2020, p. 266-271.
Group of research
ENMA - Environmental Engineering

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