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A French entrepreneur is currently building a new activity of cigarette butts collecting and recycling in order to reduce pollution and toxicity. But that issue of butts’ toxicity is mainly unknown. In order to negotiate with local institutions, stakeholders of environment he is willing to obtain scientific information on the environmental impacts of cigarette butts: ecological consequences, chemicals & toxicology on ecosystems and humans, polluting activities and degradation in sea.
Cigarette butts on coastal areas (streets or beaches) terminate mainly in the sea; 1 butt pollutes 300 liters of water, with around 2 500 chemical compounds inside. The filter natural degradation requires several years. These figures are the only known impacts of the cigarette butts on environment; the issue is not very known, and has not been deeply studied apparently.
A French entrepreneur is currently developing an activity on the touristic coastal areas in the South east of France based on three main actions: information to the public / smokers, collecting and recycling.
The first aim is to receive the support of local stakeholders and political institutions dealing with environment and urban / sea pollution. In order to bring more credibility to the issue, he is willing to find scientific studies and technical information on the impact of cigarette butts on ecosystems: sea, animals, and humans. Information regarding toxicology, chemical activities, polluting impact, degradation timing, synergetic effects are welcome…
Service agreement is expected, with scientific entity, to provide information on the mentioned issue.
Toxicology impacts on cigarette butts on ecosystems
Scientific figures based on studies.
Scientific, research, technical entities dealing with environment
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