Every year, billions of cigarette butts end up littered on roadways, beaches, in parks and just about everywhere else you can imagine. They are toxic and full of chemicals, plastic components and ash that can pollute waterways and harm wildlife. Believe it or not, they are recyclable! The company TerraCycle has collection boxes that will take old cigarettes through a recycling program. They sort the butts by material to create recycled hard plastics for new products. To start a collection, visit terracycle.com.
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