It appears that you can make a lot of items from cigarette butts – from packaging to clothing.Cigarette butts litter the streets of most cities and towns, creating an environmental burden that could easily be avoided.Cigarette butts can be recycled into various products ranging from clothes, chairs, cars to coffins.You just need to be creative-look at some people who are!
Serge Gainsbourg’s portrait
Swiss street artist Jinks Kunst, who is popular for his stencil artworks, created Serge Gainbourg, the French singerâs portrait with more than 20,000 cigarette filters. A diehard fan of the singer, Kunst collected cigarette butts from streets for the past three years in order to make his unique portrait. He used over 20,394 used cigarette butts to create his portrait which is currently kept for display in Nantes.
Cigarette Butts Carpet
Jesus Bubu Negron, a Puerto Rican artist, had commissioned street cleaners for collecting used cigarette butts with the help of which he made a carpet. The carpet has been made with both the white as well as the yellow portion of the cigarette. Its design is similar to that of woven textile rugs.
Cigarette Butts Clothing
Alexandra Guerrero, Chilean fashion designer, created something quite fashionable. She has recycled used cigarette butts into stylish clothing including a dress, poncho, hat, sweater and soaps. 5000 cigarette butts have been utilized in the process. The durability of these clothes is similar to that of regular woollen garments.
Cigarette Butts Dress
Parisian designer Flore Garcia Bour created a smoking dress which has completely been made out of discarded cigarette butts. The 22 year old Bour picked up cigarette butts from streets and stitched them into a smoking dress. She also highlighted on the fact that decomposing a butt takes a long time. She is hoping that her dress shocks as well as makes smokers aware of the harm they invite by throwing their cigarette butts away which degrade within 12 years at the worst or 18 months at the best. Bourâs recently stitched dress will not have the foul smell of the cigarette butts with which they have been made. For warding off the foul smell from the dress, Bour treated them.
Cigarette Butt Car
What can be more innovative and interesting than a car made of cigarette butts. One cannot imagine how many cigarette butts have been used for making this art car totally covered in butts.
Cigarette Butts Coffin
This coffin has been made with ten thousand used cigarette butts while its handles are made of cigars. It is a full size coffin which is 7 foot long and has 6 sides.
John Runnels Cigarette Chair
Runnels always produces attractive work and his works are worth looking at. His cigarette chair made with thousands of cigarette butts was a treat to the eyes.