Cigarette's Mixed into Asphalt, No Butts About It

Cigarette butts currently litter our streets, but they can actually be mixed into asphalt.

These days, cigarette butts are found littered all over the streets. They take a decade to break down and their toxic chemicals seep into our environment.

By mixing them with asphalt, it can reduce thermal conductivity and some scientists even say that it can reduce the urban heat island effect in cities (heat island effect in cities means temperatures are a few degrees higher in cities than in surrounding rural areas).

If you're a smoker, please stop throwing the butts on the ground because they don't decompose like you may think!

@GreenMatters #EarthGuardians

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billso
billso

Editor

Totally gross - and smart!

jean
jean

Editor

What a great idea!!!