According to a report by Euronews on the 7th, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, recently launched a 2024 waste cigarette butt recycling plan. The city plans to place facilities specifically designed to recycle discarded cigarette butts in public places and then use them as material for paving roads.
According to reports, Slovakia has already successfully practiced using cigarette butts to pave roads. A section of road in the central region of the country is said to be the first road built with cigarette butts in the world. Promoting the recycling of discarded cigarette butts will have a positive impact on the environment. A survey shows that smokers around the world buy about 18 billion cigarettes every day, and only 1/3 of cigarette butts are thrown into the trash or recycled. Most cigarette butts thrown on the ground release toxic substances that contaminate water, soil and ecosystems.