06-19-2012 11:24:19 AM
Smoker? Know a smoker?
...Private companies are launching programs that not only encourage people to pick up the butts but also recycle them. Contrary to what many smokers may think, cigarette filters are not biodegradable: They are made with a plastic that can leach their toxic chemicals into the environment.
In July, TerraCycle will begin providing free UPS shipping labels — paid for by an unnamed American tobacco company — so people can mail in butts they've collected. TerraCycle will turn the butts into plastic pallets for industrial use...
06-22-2012 03:25:35 AM
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06-24-2012 03:43:22 PM
Humans, kings of environmental destruction.
Just the fact that someone thought of this, I thought it was cool. They'll probably need to revamp it somehow where you can drop them off locally because mail-in recycling doesn't work for some folks.