An Indian company is turning cigarette butts into soft toys
Indian Naman Gupta opened a factory for processing cigarette butts into soft toys. Cigarette filters are used to make stuffing for products. For a year, employees process millions of cigarette butts into tons of fiber, writes Reuters. The material is composed of cigarette stubs. They’ve been picked up from city streets where they had been discarded with millions of others. Then they’re separated into fibres, cleaned and bleached. Women stuff toys and pillows with the resulting material. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 30% of Indian adults smoke, or 267 million people. On the city streets, they leave tons of cigarette butts behind. Naman Gupta's factory helps keep the capital clean.