Rejected petition Ban plastic from cigarette filters

Cigarette filters are one of the leading causes of plastic waste on the planet. They also contain a number of toxic chemicals. In 2017 2.4 million cigarette filters washed up on our beaches, we have no idea how many are polluting the land. 6.5 trillion cigarettes are sold world wide each year!

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/233572

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