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To: Jeremy Hunt
Revise UK law to make Non-Biodegradable Cigarette filters illegal.
Reduce the amount of total litter left for future generations, by ensuring that Smokers' habits stop with the individual; and not with our environmental living standards.
Switching from Cellulose Acetate filters to naturally spun filters made from renewable materials (such as Cotton, Flax, and Hemp composites), would help eliminate a source of garbage that globally, accounts for more than 30% of human waste.
Why is this important?
"Six million cigarette butts are dropped on the City's [London] streets every year and we spend £3.8 million cleaning it up, it's no small problem."
Cigarette butts are the most common form of anthropogenic (man-made) litter in the world, as approximately 5.6 trillion cigarettes are smoked every year worldwide. Of those it is estimated that 4.5 trillion cigarette butts become litter every year. 
If we are to promote the United Kingdom as a 'climate-conscious' nation, we must be willing to make implementations that go further than Congestion Charges, Renewable-Energy quotas, and CO2 emissions controls; it stands to reason that changes to everyday materials and consumption, creates visible ripples.
In an age where environmental policy is in a constant tug of war between skepticism and economic interest, a simple measure such as this would set a cost-effective benchmark for other nations.
One out every 5 pieces of litter encountered, is a cigarette butt; imagine a world where within one generation, our children would never have to see another wasted filter ever again.