Cleaning the Streets and Creating Art – Amazing Cigarette Butt Artwork

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Cleaning the Streets and Creating Art - Amazing Cigarette Butt Artwork

Next to plastic bags, cigarette butts is the most littered entity on the planet. From big cities to small towns, one thing is common – cigarette butts line the streets. The presence of such waste is both an environmental and a health concern – the plastic byproducts encompassing the cellulose filters prevents the yucky butts from being completely decomposable, and the toxic traces present pose extreme risk to the waterways, storm drains and soil.

Nevertheless, cigarette butts can actually be recycled – Terracycle (international recycling/upcycling company) collects various components of trashed cigarettes and transforms them into new and useful products. So, instead of littering the streets with your butts, collect them and recycle them into something productive. Additionally, a growing number of creative minded persons have been cleaning the streets of butts in the name of art, below are five amazing examples of cigarette butt art…

Cigarette Dress by Designer, Flore Garcia Bour

Cigarette dress

Cigarette Butt Street Rug by artist, Jesus Bubu Negran

Cig rug art

Cigarette Butt Portrait by artist, Jinks Kunst

Cig Portrait

Filter Rabbit by Artist, Tom Deininger

Filter Rabbit

Cigarette Butt Figure by artist, Al Hansen

Cigarette figure