We Recycle Cigarette Butts

For the past few months, Pacific Beach Coalition has been recycling the cigarette butts collected during the beach cleanups!
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Have you heard of Terra Cycle? TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle is widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste.

About their Cigarette Butt Brigade:
With funding from Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, the waste collected through the Cigarette Waste Brigade is recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco is recycled as compost.

Additionally, for every pound of cigarette waste collected, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company donates $1.00 towards the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company manufactures Natural American Spirit all-natural, 100% additive-free tobacco products and markets them only to smokers who are 21 years of age or older. If you or your participants do not smoke, or are under the age of 21, please visit our other Brigade programs to see how you can help the environment. Learn more on their website.

Thank you to Helen, who found about this company!

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