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Dutch Design Awards 2020

(Archive) POLLUTIVE ENDS

This installation shows the impact of 1 cigarette butt on ground water, rivers and oceans by making the amount of pollution per day visable.

This project was part of DDW 2020
Showing the impact of 1 single cigarette butt — © Thijs Biersteker

This interactive art installation, created by environmental artist Thijs Biersteker, makes the impact of one cigarette butt visible in a stunning but shocking way by pumping around 50 liters of water a day. The amount 1 butt pollutes the environment.

Researchers have uncovered that 1 cigarette butt pollutes 50 litres of water a day. 1 litre of water soaked with butts will kill 50 percent of all small ocean creatures in it. That is 3.4 ml of deadly water - a second coming from only 1 cigarette butt.

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