Ocean pollution is a serious issue where its Trash
Cigarette filters are normally considered small and harmless which however causes irreversible damage to ocean and wildlife. According to Ocean Conservancy, approximately 60 million cigarette filters were collected since 1982 exceeding the numbers of plastic bags, straws, bottles and food wrappers.
People usually assume that the cellulose acetate in
The Maldives is also an importer of cigarettes where 500 million cigarettes were imported in the year 2016 compared to 460 million in 2015. The Maldivian government had also increased taxation on cigarettes where the price of a box will rise from 48 Rufiyaa to 65-70 Rufiyaa which may generate a tax revenue of 200 million Rufiyaa which however costs a lot more to the community as well as the environment.