Free Cigarette Butt Recycling Program
Cigarette filters are the single biggest source of litter in the US, and across the entire planet.
Look practically anywhere, and you’re bound to see cigarette filters littered on streets and sidewalks and storm drains, and being flicked out of car windows. But cigarette litter isn’t just unsightly, it also poses major environmental problems. Discarding cigarette filters isn’t the same as discarding paper or cardboard, which are biodegradable. Cigarette filters are made of thousands of plastic-like cellulose acetate fibers, which can take years to decay; and once they do, the leftover tar and toxic chemicals from the filter are released into the environment. For this reason, throwing filters in the garbage where they end up in landfills isn’t a good option either. The only viable solution to this problem is to actually recycle cigarette butts in order to keep them out of landfills. As a result, Crescent City Vape is proud to launch our FREE cigarette butt recycling program to help keep NOLA beautiful, and our streets and sidewalks butt-free.
All cigarette butts Crescent City Vape collects will be recycled for use in consumer products like toys and school supplies.
About 20% of New Orleans residents smoke cigarettes, and littered cigarette butts are a common site on streets and sidewalks from Uptown to Downtown, East Bank to West Bank, and everywhere in between. If you’re sick of seeing cigarette filters littered in front of your restaurant, bar, shop or office, we’d love to have you participate in our program. It’s 100% free. No commitments. No hassle. Email us at [email protected] if you’d like more information about the program and how to get started. We may not be able to change the world today, but we can start by cleaning up our beautiful crescent city. Thank you!