When volunteers swarm Navarre Beach to collect garbage each month, cigarette butts often fill their collection buckets. Thousands of these burned, squished and tossed pieces of trash are left on the beach to eventually wash into the Gulf of Mexico.
Once in the water this garbage poses a serious threat to wildlife that may accidentally consume it.
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