At ÉcoMégot, the recovery and recycling of cigarette butts are an integral part of our overall solution . We believe that recycling without raising awareness is irrelevant. Since 2016, we have been collecting cigarette butts from communities, businesses, schools and events. All these butts must be recovered and recycled.
At ÉcoMégot, we are aware that it is important to combine smoking areas with the preservation of the environment by curbing as much as possible the throwing of cigarette butts on the ground or in nature. With furniture suitable for any type of structure or location, finding the right outdoor ashtrays shouldn’t be difficult!
European Week for Waste Reduction Every year the European Week for Waste Reduction is organized. In 202, this edition of the EWWR is held from 20 to 28 November 2021. There are nearly 4000 animations and actions organized throughout France. Set up by the ADEME, this initiative aims to encourage actions of awareness, collection or … Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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