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Ban plastic cigarette filters to help save the planet, say scientists

Discarded cigarette butts are pictured at the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters in Berlin, Germany, May 26, 2019.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch - RC178CA76740

Around 4.5 trillion cigarette filters are discarded every year. Image: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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Discarded cigarette butts are seen lodged in a sidewalk grating in Warsaw, Poland June 2, 2017. Picture taken June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Bogdan Popescu - RC163B0DE5F0
4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded each year. Image: REUTERS/Bogdan Popescu
 Impact on ryegrass and white clover when exposed to cigarette filters over 21 days.
Impact on ryegrass and white clover when exposed to cigarette filters over 21 days. Image: Science Direct
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