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Recycled cigarette butt bricks slash energy consumption by 58%

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 26, 2016 01:07 AM
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by Greg Beach last modified May 25, 2016

Familiar habit: step outside, smoke a cigarette to relieve urban stress, toss what's left on the concrete. This small action, multiplied a few trillion times around the world, produces 1.2 trillion tons of waste. This waste is not strictly organic; mixed in with the plant products are heavy metals that can contaminate land and water. Even the increased popularity of vaping will do little to combat the increase of cigarette waste, predicted to grow by up to 50 percent by 2025. Perhaps inspired by...






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