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Recycling Company Stubs Out Cigarette Garbage

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January 24, 2013
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Cigarette butts are an urban nuisance but one company has a solution it says is good for the environment -- and business. Recyclers Terracycle have figured out how to convert filters into saleable items -- including ashtrays -- and clean up the streets, to boot.


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