Cigarette waste brigade®

Follow the steps below to collect cigarette waste from your office, restaurant, bar, or other business establishment.

  1. Continue to use your ash trays and ash receptacles. Simply empty them in an acceptable container when they are full.
  2. Collect cigarette waste and dump the contents of your ash receptacle into a sturdy trash bag or thick garbage liner. Please make sure that the cigarettes are fully extinguished. Do not dump your cigarette waste directly into the shipping box, and do not use paper bags to collect your waste.
  3. Store you collections out of the way, and remember to securely tie your garbage bags prior to shipping.
  4. Ship your collections to TerraCycle by downloading a pre paid shipping label from Affix the pre paid postage label to your box and drop it off at a UPS location.

For more detailed information, please check out the Cigarette Waste Brigade FAQ.

E-cigarette summit

The E Cigarette Summit will take place at the Royal Society, London on the 12th November 2013 and will provide a vital and timely meeting for scientists, policymakers, public health professionals and e cigarette stakeholders to come together and debate the future of e cigarettes in context of health, efficacy and regulation.

E cigarettes are a relatively new phenomenon the result of a consumer led revolution which has grown rapidly, with sales doubling annually for the last 4 years. Currently there are an estimated 7 million users across Europe and over 1.3 million in the UK alone.

The issue of how to regulate and manage the proliferation of e cigarettes continues to divide policy makers, health campaigners and health professionals alike. With some countries moving towards an out right ban and others looking to regulate e cigarettes as medical products the future is far from clear. So, are e cigarettes a backward step in the fight against smoking or the single greatest transformative public health phenomenon? Whichever side of the debate you fall on, it is without doubt vital that all considerations are explored before decisions are taken.

The E Cigarette Summit will provide a timely opportunity for all stakeholders to debate and examine the critical issues and the future of e cigarettes. The Summit and will include high level briefings from leading experts on safety and efficacy, public health and regulation. The morning briefings will be followed by moderated open floor discussions which will allow key questions to be asked to a panel of experts and explored in a balanced and objective environment.

Key topics

  • What is known about e cigarettes and what are the drivers behind their rapid rise in popularity?
  • Will e cigarettes re normalise smoking and act as a gateway in to tobacco use for a new generation?
  • How safe are e cigarettes and what evidence is available to support their efficacy?
  • What will the impact of the EU Tobacco Directive be for current and future users?
  • Will medical regulation deliver a safer and more effective product?
  • What are the concerns that medical regulation will address in e cigarette usage, marketing and availability?
  • Are there alternative regulatory frameworks that should or could be considered?
  • What are the potential consequences if e cigarettes remain a consumer product?