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Cigarette’s life cycle extended

| January 21, 2013

An Ontario company is asking smokers to stop throwing out their stubbed-out cigarette butts and instead send them in for recycling so they can be turned into useful products, according to a Canadian Television report.

The butts sent to Terracycle are said to be treated with gamma rays to remove the toxins before the various components of the butts are turned into usable products.

The tobacco is composted, the ash is used in fertilizer and the filters are turned into plastic pellets for use in the production of industrial plastic products.

A company spokesperson, Jay Reyes, said the products made from the recycled butts were toxin-free.

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