More than a million cigarette butts have been collected for recycling in just a few short months since Terracycle launched its Cigarette Waste Brigade in March. Terracycle, the awesome company dedicated to recycling the un-recyclable, takes Australia’s second-most littered item and turns it into useful things such as plastic shipping pallets and railway sleepers.
Accepted cigarette waste includes the plastic wrapping around fag packets and the foil lining inside, tobacco pouches, cigarette filters, rolling paper, ash and, of course, extinguished cigarette and cigar butts.
Where do the smokers you know hang out? Work, your local pub, their living rooms? Ask them to collect the waste from their bad habit and earn money to be donated to the charity or school of your choice.