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Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff

Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff

Cigarette butts, all roughly 1.2 million metric tons of them, pile up annually and the waste shows no sign of tapering off. But an enterprising engineering researcher from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, might have figured out an effective and productive way to recycle them. The resulting material could help … Read more »

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Could Cigarette Butts Power Computers?

About 765,000 tons of cigarette butts are thrown every year in the US. Scientists from South Korea have found a sustainable use for this waste stream, converting cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. In … Read more »