European Week for Waste Reduction

Semaine Européenne de Réduction de Déchets

La Semaine Européenne de Réduction des Déchets Chaque année est organisée la Semaine Européenne de Réduction des Déchets. En 202, cette édition de la SERD se tient du 20 au 28 novembre 2021. Ce sont près de 4000 animations et actions organisées dans toute la France.Mise en place par l’ADEME, cette initiative vise à encourager … Read more

EcoMégot: an ESS project

In 2016, the EcoMégot project was born in Bordeaux to take up a challenge: to make the cigarette butt, this urban micro-waste, a vector of jobs for the populations which are the most distant from it. Since its beginnings, the project has therefore insisted on being part of a social raison d’être , in other … Read more

ESS: what is it?

social and solidarity economy

This month of November 2021 marks the 14th edition of the Month of the Social and Solidarity Economy (ESS). The ESS represents a set of structures with a common ambition: to place people at the heart of the economy , taking into account current social challenges. This branch of the economy seeks to reconcile economic … Read more

Recycling cigarette butts at ÉcoMégot!

stages of recycling

Since June 2020, ÉcoMégot has filed a European patent on its new cigarette butts recycling process. Centralized in our premises near Bordeaux, the EcoMégot recycling workshop was born! What is our cigarette butts recycling process? In view of the contents of chemical components , in particular nicotine, cigarette butts are assigned the hazard classes HP6 … Read more

Pollution of the oceans by cigarette ends, a vital issue

ocean pollution

Contrary to popular belief, the cigarette butt represents the highest pollution in the oceans. It is nonetheless as dangerous or even more dangerous than the others. Once consumed, the cigarette butt is the most common waste in nature. You should know that no less than 137,000 cigarette butts are thrown into the ocean every second … Read more

Awareness actions with ÉcoMégot 📣

Distribution of flyers to raise awareness of cigarette butts pollution

Awareness actions are major levers for reducing pollution from cigarette butts . It is today one of the most important axes at ÉcoMégot. The final goal is to inform and instill the right gestures so that everyone can adopt eco-responsible behavior . Protecting the environment has become everyone’s responsibility , and everyone can and should … Read more

To be a city with zero butt 🌿

Cigarette butt thrown in nature

At a time when environmental problems are at the heart of political, economic and societal discussions, good waste management is more than essential. Namely that each year, in France, more than 30 billion cigarette butts are found thrown to the ground. You too become a zero butt city. Faced with this alarming situation, the challenge … Read more

Everything you need to know about cigarette butt pollution

The pollution of cigarette butts is a real scourge. Butts are everywhere at our feet. We meet them every day in the streets, on the beaches, in the parks… At a time when ecological problems are at the center of political, economic and social issues, seeing a smoker throw his cigarette butt on the road … Read more

Sectors with Extended Producer Responsibility


The Extended Responsibility of Producers or EPR sector aims to establish a national sector, driven by the State, for waste management on certain types of products or objects, ranging from raising awareness among citizens to supporting recycling channels These channels are based on the concept of polluter pays . They empower economic players (producers, manufacturers, … Read more

ÉcoMégot is a French company, resulting from the social and solidarity economy, which offers an innovative, complete, local and tailor-made solution for raising awareness, creating zero butt spaces, collecting and recycling cigarette butts in all of France (Lyon, Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Bastia, Saint-Cloud, Monaco, Bordeaux, Pau ...). 

Our mission is to promote behavioral changes among citizens, employees and festival-goers with regard to cigarette butt pollution. We believe that the recycling of cigarette ends should serve the common awareness and thus create a virtuous circle carrying meaning.


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