This means the product could not only solve a huge waste problem but would also be useful in reducing the urban heat island effect common in cities. Mohajerani, a senior lecturer in RMIT’s School of Engineering, said he was keen to find solutions to mounting cigarette butt waste.
Encapsulating Cigarette Butts Into Asphalt
Trillions of cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide, with most discarded into the environment. They take ages to break down while their toxic chemical load is released into creeks, rivers and the ocean.