And what is one of the Two Biggest, Deadliest Kinds of Marine Trash? Cigarette butts. "About 40 percent of the litter in the Mediterranean Sea is smoking-related from butts and wrapping, the UN agency said . . . In Ecuador, smoking-related refuse accounted for more than half of coastal garbage."
When I used to smoke, the occasional unfiltered Camel was a treat. For a while, Gauloises and Gitanes were trendy among designer types who wanted to stand out in a crowd. And filters don't actually do anything. So why not just ban filters and solve the butt problem? (image: bitpicture)