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The ugly

These things which do not belong in nature
Cigarette butts
The most commonly littered item making up half of all roadside litter.  An estimated 4.5 trillion butts are littered every year.
Cellulose acetate, a form of plastic
Cigarette butts are non biodegradable and can exist in the environment as long as other forms of plastic.
The toxic residue which they are designed to trap leaks back into aquatic ecosystems.
They are found in the stomachs of fish, birds, whales and other creatures.

When you go out into nature, take home all that you carry with you.

Plastic bags
Tins and cans

In fact, carry a small plastic bag with you and pick up, take home and throw away any 'rubbish' you come across as you enjoy your hiking.   If we all do our bit, then the environment will benefit.