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pelletized-cigarette-waste Courtesy: TerraCycle

Oklahoma City Reduces Cigarette Waste with Cigarette Recycling Stations

Since the bins have been placed downtown, more than 15,000 cigarette butts have been collected.

In August 2016, the Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability, OKC Beautiful and Downtown OKC, Inc. teamed up to install 23 aluminum,  fire-resistant cigarette recycling stations in Downtown Oklahoma. And since then, more than 15,000 cigarette butts have been collected.

The collected cigarettes are sent to N.J.-based TerraCycle, which composts the ash and tobacco and turns the remaining waste into hard plastic that can be remolded into industrial products.

NewsOK has more:

Some call it a filthy habit, and that's hard to argue against when your vice burns to ashes and butts.

Lung dart. Coffin nail. Cancer stick.

Smokers are accustomed to such clucking. So what's another dead cigarette on the street? A sweeping crew will carry it to the grave. Or not.

Read the full story here.

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