According to Lusa News, Portugal developed the “Beat the Butt” project not long ago. It is an innovative system of selective collection of cigarette butts, a box for transportation of tobacco packs, and cigarette butts.


This device holds 20 cigarette butts. It takes the form of a small cigarette case made of recycled plastic. The cigarette cases themselves will be placed in a special selective waste box. The project is slated to launch by the end of 2022.


Project manager and founder Carla Portela believes this invention will motivate people to collect cigarette butts in special boxes rather than in garbage cans or on the ground. It is also known that the project will represent Portugal in the European finals of the ClimateLaunchpad green business competition.

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