Cigarette Butts Turned into T-Shirts

by Kathy Jones on  November 13, 2011 at 10:31 PM Environmental Health
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Japanese university students have converted cigarette butts into T-shirts, it has emerged.

Shinji Sawai, 21, a student at the College of Economics of Ritsumeikan University came upon this idea when he saw huge quantities of cigarette butts at his local station everyday.
 Cigarette Butts Turned into T-Shirts
Cigarette Butts Turned into T-Shirts

He formed a group called AOI with other university students who collected cigarette butts from places like local gas stations.

After employing a technique developed by scientists to reduce harmful toxins, the threads are then woven into a fabric before being used to make T-shirts, according to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

"The end result is a fabric which is well-ventilated and highly absorbent with a slightly uneven surface and varying thickness levels," the Telegraph quoted Mr Sawai as telling the paper.

The students recently modelled the cigarette butt T-shirts at a fashion show at the National Cultural Festival of Kyoto.

Source: ANI

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