A Dublin inventor has patented his invention of converting cigarette butts into plastic. He’s whole garage is filled with cigarette butts rubbish clearance from partner bars, restaurants, shops and homes.
A cigarette butt thrown to his windshield prompted Blake Burich’s Dublin to create his company InnovaGreen Systems.
“I was driving down the highway and somebody flicked a cigarette butt out their window, and it bounced off my windshield and I just got to thinking, there’s something we can do about that,” Burich said.
“A lot of times, you give people a piece of plastic and they’re like, ‘No way. That’s not cigarettes,’” Burich said.
Burich invention can create many useful products.
“Insulation products, sound deadening, paint additives, water proofing, rust proofing,” Burich said.
Burich also develop cigarette butt receptacles from cigarette butts.
“Our intention is to get them before they hit the ground,” Burich said.
one of their investors Parsons Avenue Merchants Association used grant money to purchase 10 butt receptacles.
Parsons Avenue Merchants Association said that this receptacles have help reduce cigarette rubbish on the streets.
Burich said:”I hoped to grow my business by shrinking cigarette litter.”
“Let’s stop trashing our environment,” Burich said.
According to Burich, a number of partnerships have allowed him to recycle more than 1 million cigarette butts since 2003.
In 2003, with the help of concerned individuals and companies, they had recycled 1 million cigarette butts.
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