From cigarette butts to jackets, a French start-up revolutionises recycling
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Billions of cigarette butts are thrown on the ground every year. FRANCE 24 met the French start-up TchaoMegot which has developed an innovative technology to treat this toxic waste: butts are collected, treated thanks to a unique ecological process and then recycled into insulating fibre. An innovation that makes it possible to create a down jacket that will soon be on the market. Juliette Halliez report.