Lee Cooper launches world’s first jeans from discarded cigarette butts

Lee Cooper launches world’s first jeans from discarded cigarette butts

The world’s first jeans made of discarded cigarette butts as part of the Lee Cooper Eco Collection  | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement In the time you take to read this sentence more than 12,000 cigarette butts would have been trashed in India. Explaining what a massive challenge they pose to the environment, founder and director … Read more

Govt. prohibits import of cigarette lighters under ₹20

Govt. prohibits import of cigarette lighters under ₹20

The government on Thursday prohibited import of cigarette lighters if the price per unit is less than ₹20, with a view to discourage inbound shipments of the product. “The import policy of cigarette lighters … is revised from ‘free’ to ‘prohibited’. However, import shall be free if CIF value is ₹20 or above per lighter,” … Read more

People are turning cigarette butts, diapers and household waste into toys for children

People are turning cigarette butts, diapers and household waste into toys for children

Cigarette butts have no place in a nursery. The Vipul brothers disagree. They have been making toys from trashed cigarette butts under Code Effort since 2018. Kickstarted by Naman Gupta and his elder brother Vipul, the Uttar Pradesh-based enterprise recycles cigarette butts into fluffy soft toys, stationery, home decor, etc. “The tobacco is decomposed using … Read more