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starter
03/06/2020 at 15:54
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Hi Ulf,

Thanks for getting in contact and providing feedback.
I just got back from a longer than planned stay in Australia…so ready to get back to work on this problem as well as creating awareness about plastic recycling.
I found you on insta, nice containers you have…would be happy to chat more and collaborate.

Cheers,
Hiram

starter
20/12/2019 at 11:58
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Hi archit1990,
terracycle hasn’t replied to me either…but here is an article of some guys in india recycling cigarette butts:
https://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/05/young-indian-innovators-recycling-cigarette-butts-manure-170530164409290.html

Thanks Paulinem, i get the general idea. wouldnt mind nowing how he cleans them. So, time to build some machine to use on cigarette butt recycling only!

starter
06/12/2019 at 22:27
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G’day guys,

Hiram here from Upzigle. We have been collecting and trying to raise awareness here in Nuremberg, Germany about the dangers of cigarette butts in our environment for over a year now – with the aim to recycle them. That’s how I also became aware of PP when looking for a recycling option:-)

I was working a full-time job so didn’t have the time to push the recycling side until now.

Every few months I have been talking with a colleague in Cologne Germany who has been experimenting with recycling for a few years now.
From all the different types of products, he has only been allowed to produce ashtrays-to-go/ pocket ashtrays.

 

There is also some colleagues in France https://www.facebook.com/megotsrecyclage.fr/ who are recycling cigarette butts by washing, drying, press them, then make furniture, smartphone holders, pots, book covers…I have emailed them to collaborate, but don’t have a reply yet.

I was thinking of building some machines just for cigarette butt experiments. shredder and extrusion I think would be best. This is what Terracycle does from what I have seen. Plus they use them for insulation in buildings in France too.

Anyway, Happy to start collaborating on this, I have heaps of cigarette butts https://www.facebook.com/upzigle/ and before i roll out the collection of more, I want to start finding a recycling solution and a place to store them:-)
Cheers,
Hiram

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