Seven Ways To Recycle Cigarettes And Kick Butt

In a previous post I had written about New York wanting to start a program on recycling cigarette butts. but fortunately there is a clothing designer who is taking those cigarette butts  off the street and recycling them into fashionable clothing!

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  • An estimated 4.5 – 5.6 trillion cigarettes end up in the environment every year
  • 1.35 trillion: cigarettes made in the U.S. in 2007
  • 360 billion: cigarettes consumed in the U.S. of the 1.35 trillion
  • 9 trillion: expected consumption of cigarettes by 2025.

Alexandra Guerrero, a Chilean fashion designer and her design house Project Mantis has come up with a way to use up those butts and create clothing.

Bolero made with recycled cigarette butts. Photo: www.greenmuse.com

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Read more About Cigarette Recycling And Reusing

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Recycle Cigarette Butts Into Metal Protection, - A new study suggests expanding community recycling programs beyond newspapers, beverage containers, and other traditional trash to include an unlikely new potential treasure: Cigarette butts. Terming this tiny trash “one of the most ubiquitous forms of garbage in the world,” the study describes discovery of a way to reuse the remains of cigarettes to prevent steel corrosion that costs oil producers millions of dollars annually.

Could Cigarette Butts Be Recycled Into Home Insulation- A London community is studying an innovative technology which may allow for the recycling of discarded cigarette butts into home insulation. The community estimates an average of 4,000 cigarette butts are dropped in the town center daily, then collected during routine street cleanings and sent to the landfill.

Environmentalists Has Idea For Recycling Cigarette Butts- Baffico envisions collecting those discards at frequent buyback events and then using them to make products such as filling for gymnastic mats or even material for clothing, he said. So far, the plan has received about $1,500 in in-kind and monetary support.

Recycling Cigarette Butts To Make Art - Designer Tom Deininger takes old cigs makes  collected from parking lots to create art that range from a furry, adorable and of course, smelly rabbits to a shell sculpture made from found butts in the original form

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Comments

  1. RecycleBill says:

    Butts could replace styrofoam packing peanuts.

  2. My first time to hear about recycled cigarrete butts,but its not bad at all maybe it doesnt encouraged people to smoke and smoke so that more cigar butts can be recycled but also it brings awareness to the public about littering.

  3. Jackie says:

    This cigarette art is great. I would like to see more uses for these.

    http://davidmc.jalbum.net/Bikengruvin%20Bike%20Art%20Gallery/

    Above is link to some nice art from recycling bike parts.

  4. Everything on this site is so good.Alpco metal recycling, Inc. has the ability to process large quantities of materials with our specially designed scrap metal handling equipment.

  5. kim says:

    where in l.a,ca can i take the butts 4 recycling and be paid?

  6. Cathy says:

    Contact Terracycle, in which you can recycle butts and trade for other objects.

  7. kim says:

    i want money!!!!others have been paid. i should be 2, or i wont waste my time

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