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Youngstown cigarette butts being recycled into plastic products


An effort is underway to keep discarded cigarette butts off Youngstown's streets and instead turn them into shipping pallets, ashtrays, and other plastic goods.

TerraCycle, which collects and recycles waste, has joined forces with the city, Green Youngstown and Youngstown CityScape to collect and recycle cigarette butts throughout the city.

The cigarette butts will be collected in the 36 receptacles which have been placed in front of buildings in Central Square and all adjacent side streets.

The collected butts will be shipped to TerraCycle, which composts the paper and tobacco after separating it from the filter.

The filter is recycled into plastic pellets which can be used by manufacturers to make a number of products such as plastic lumber.

[Cigarette butts have been both an eye-sore and an environmental issue for Youngstown for a very long time, said Phil Kidd, Associate Director, Youngstown CityScape.

TerraCycle says it has collected hundreds of millions of cigarette butts globally.

---------By Mike Gauntner, Online Content Manager

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