TAG: Cigarette waste

Join The Butts Brigade!

Join the Butts Brigade!

Cigarette butts comprise the largest single item of litter in America. Annually, worldwide cigarette butt litter amounts to 1.69 billion pounds. TerraCycle Inc., a company dedicated to stopping waste from reaching landfill sites, has teamed up with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. to create an alternative way to harness cigarette butt litter. The tobacco company will sponsor TerraCycle’s Cigarette Waste Brigade. Individuals and groups sign up to collect cigarette waste, print a prepaid shipping label, and then mail the cigarettes to TerraCycle. The waste will then be turned into new products such as shipping pallets, railroad ties, plastic lumber, and ash trays. The program is aimed to target… read more