#gopafree is a new project with aim to recycle the cigarette butts all over Greece while also raising awareness and informing everyone regarding the environmental pollution dangers arising from these cigarette butts.

Probably you didn’t know:

  • Cigarette butts are among the most dangerous and cunning forms of environmental pollution because they are not biodegradable.
  • Cigarette butts contain an abundance of toxic chemical substances and plastic of a destruction capacity equal to that of mass destruction weapons. 
  • Cigarette butts disintegrate very slowly.
  • A sole cigarette butt in approximately seven litres is lethal for the microorganisms that live in both fresh and salt water.
  • In many places around the world, the recycling of cigarette butts in specific bins has started.
  •  40% of the waste collected globally at beach cleaning is cigarette butts. In Greece we produce 22 billion around 3,500 tons of cigarette butts.
  • The cigarette butts collected through the #gopafree project of CigaretCycle with the use of specific waste bins placed at strategic spots are divided and through a specific process they produce new recyclable industrial products like plastic pallets. The remaining of paper, tobacco and ash are composed to produce fertilisers.
  • Part of the revenue arising from the selling of the recyclable cigarette butts will be donated for the purchase of spectacles and hearing aid materials to improve the lives of people in need.
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cigarette butts in Greece /year
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most of which end to our shores
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of water are in danger of pollution
With 0 € donation
we recycle 40 cigarette butts
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we save 280 litres of water from possible contamination
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we contribute 0. 25€ to help people visually-impaired and hearing-impaired