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Advanced Battery Tech From Recycled Cigarettes

Based on breaking research out of South Korea – published just days ago in the journal Nanotechnology – actual cigarette butts could end up becoming savvy investments. No joke. Recycling these toxic, non-biodegradable cigarette filters could prove to b
Trefis
added Aug 19, 2014 07:40
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[Georgia] Kennesaw City Council votes to ban smoking in parks

voted 3-2, with council members Leonard Church and Jim Sebastian opposed, to approve an ordinance removing smoking areas from city parks, making Kennesaw’s 130 acres of public parks smoke free. The ordinance also includes the city’s public cemeteries.
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added Aug 19, 2014 07:12
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Those Disgusting Cigarette Butts Might Soon Power Your Car

It has been reported that cellulose acetate can be directly utilized in the production of carbon materials containing a meso-/micropore structure by only a carbonization process. That is, used cigarette filters could be used as a proper carbon source for
Uproxx
added Aug 11, 2014 15:27
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[Korea - South] Butt batteries: Scientists store energy in used cigarette filters

Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could help power everything from mobile phones to electric cars.
Reuters
added Aug 8, 2014 08:28
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban is just what the doctor ordered

cigarette filters and packaging accounted for more than 10 percent of debris collected by volunteers. By signing the bill to ban smoking at beaches, parks and forests, Christie can signal that we are worthy stewards of New Jersey's natural resources. We'
Camden (NJ) Courier-Post
added Aug 7, 2014 13:34
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[UK] Could old cigarette butts power your MOBILE? Scientists transform waste filters into material that can store charge

Cigarette ends can be used to coat the electrodes of supercapacitors These are components that store extremely large amounts of electricity Material could be used in computers, electrical cars and wind turbines
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 6, 2014 13:48
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Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution

A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.
EurekAlert
added Aug 5, 2014 19:09
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[New York] Albany expands ban on smoking

The Albany Common Council voted 14-0 Monday in favor of an ordinance that makes all city parks tobacco-free zones.
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Aug 5, 2014 07:09
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Popularity of E-Cigarettes Seen By Increase in Litter

Many of the products contain nicotine, lithium ion batteries, microchips, plastic and other materials which are harmful to the environment.... However, there are incentive programs available for smokers to recycle e-cigarette cartridges. Some cigarette c
Time Warner Cable News
added Jul 31, 2014 16:56
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[UK] Four Dover residents acquired fines of more than £3,000 for dropping cigarettes in town

Nearly £3,000 worth of fines have been issued to four litter louts who dropped cigarettes in the town. Each individual was ordered to pay £370 each, plus a fine of £200 along with a £20 victim surcharge and had to pay costs of £150.
Kent Online (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:51
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