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This Startup Recycles Cigarette Butts And Offers Vision Of Zero-Waste World

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We know smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. But butts are bad for more than our lungs—thrown on the ground, cigarette butts raise toxicity levels in waterways and soil, poison all animals that consume them, pollute the water supply, and negatively affect commercial fisheries. It’s no small problem when you consider there may be upwards of 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts thrown away each year.  

But what if you could recycle cigarette butts?