Desautels alumna on recycling cigarette butts

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TerraCycle Marketing Manager Jessica Panetta (BCom’16) recently appeared on Toronto’s Breakfast Television to talk about recycling “non-recyclable” waste, specifically used cigarette butts.

TerraCycle collects them, composts the tobacco and the paper, then recycles the plastic filters. Members can package their used butts in a TerraCycle box and send them in via an included UPS label, but that is not the only solution: the company has collection receptacles on street corners in several Canadian cities.

Ms Panetta says that the company is also hooked into charities, and for every shipment of over 3-pounds it receives, it makes a donation of $1 per pound.

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