Cigarette Butts Recycled Into Building Bricks To Help The Environment

Cigarette Butts Recycled Into Building Bricks To Help The Environment

Adding cigarette waste could cut the energy required to fire bricks by up to 58 percent

Emma Hutchings
  • 31 may 2016

Researchers from RMIT University in Australia have demonstrated how bricks made with cigarette butts can slash energy consumption and provide a solution to this type of waste. They discovered that repurposing butts by incorporating them into fired-clay bricks for building could cut the energy needed to fire bricks by as much as 58 percent.

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