Europe’s urban air pollution ‘as unhealthy as smoking’

Spending a long weekend in Istanbul or Prague could have the same health impacts as smoking up to four cigarettes

Cigarette butts “great for energy storage”

Old cigarette butts could be successfully recycled to store energy, claim South Korean researchers in a paper published this week. They believe this technique could reduce the “environmental burden” of discarded cigarettes. There must be plenty of butts in the world, with estimates suggesting six trillion cigarettes are produced every year. Cigarette filters are mainly […]

“Copy anti-smoking campaigns to cut energy use”

Copying anti-smoking campaigns could help businesses encourage staff to save energy. That’s according to the boss of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) in a new report about using smart meters in UK businesses. Gareth Tancred, BIFM Chief Executive wrote: “Social marketing campaigns have long been changing behaviours to ensure that we get more […]