Recycling Cigarettes butts


70% of daily consumed cigarettes in the world are discarded to the environment.


80% of the cigarette butt composition is made of non-biodegradable plastic


40% of the collected waste on beach and urban cleaning are cigarettes butts


Each butt contains around 7000 toxic chemicals of dangerous doses per unit (heavy metals, nicotine, carcinogenic compounds, etc.)

Courtesy - Imeko


Recycling and revalorizing cigarette butts


This waste is not recyclable, but with IMEKO sustainable process, they can remove toxic waste and use the remainder to make recyclable and innovative products


Brings a new recycling industry with a strong environment compromise

They are currently making products like coasters and ornaments, with high profit and are in the process of developing more products.

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