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New Orleans plans to recycle cigarette butts

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July 21, 2014
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New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale recycling effort for cigarette butts. The city is rolling out dozens of containers for smokers to use when they discard their butts. (July 21) Video provided by AP


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