From cigarette butts to jackets, a French start-up revolutionises recycling

From cigarette butts to jackets, a French start-up revolutionises recycling.
From cigarette butts to jackets, a French start-up revolutionises recycling. © Juliette Halliez

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.