After spotting that cigarette butt vest, it seems that cigarette butt recycling is in focus these days. Vancouver has reportedly initiated the world’s first cigarette butt recycling program which aims to make the region the greenest one in the world by 2020.
Called the Cigarette Waste Brigade, 110 recycling receptacles were placed in the downtown area. Identified as one of the areas where cigarette butts are bound to be found, the collected cigarette butts will be eventually recycled and turned into other forms of materials which are needed in the common day.
With the government teaming up with TerraCycle, they intend to transform the cellulose acetate used in cigarette fillers and turn them into the varying materials that could be used in other means. That list includes building materials such as planks and shipping pallets.