#LitterWatch2017: Week 36

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The calendar may say that autumn begins on 22nd September, but I think the litter just faced its first autumn storm. It was rather wet and windy here the past few days, but the rubbish continues to hang in there, mostly. A few items have a bit more mould than previously, but otherwise things are at the point where they are more or less unchanging. Most noticeable: the “biodegradeable” balloon continues not to biodegrade and the plastic items and the cigarette butts continue to look brand new.

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While cigarettes are made from paper, the butts themselves are made from a type of plastic that can take up to 10 years to biodegrade. Nearly 1 trillion butts are discarded each year, which can leach into soil and water; not a pretty picture, is it?

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