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More from Pacific Standard online magazine, on environmentalist Curtis Baffico’s efforts to find a way to recycle 2 billion pounds of cigarette butts: “Baffico isn’t a lone cigarette-butt innovator. In a 2010 study published in the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Chinese researcher(s) … showed that extracts from cigarette butts soaked in water can be used as a rust control compound for a type of steel widely used in the oil industry. A 2009 study found that cigarette butts might be used in the manufacturing of bricks.”


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