Cigarette butts baked into sustainable bricks

Cigarette butts baked into sustainable bricks

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Using waste materials in construction is becoming increasingly common, from carbon negative bricks to modular roof panels made of recycled packaging and agricultural waste. The main problem seems to be large-scale viability as most of the ideas we’ve seen are in development, prototype or fundraising stages. Research recently published by a team from Australia’s RMIT University’s School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering could provide a sustainable solution to the annual million-ton problem of cigarette butt pollution.

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