Cigarette Butt Artwork

Artist Tom Deininger has found a way to turn those unsightly cigarette butts that litter the globe into some extraordinary artwork. ‘Filter Rabbit’, pictured above, is made of just that: unraveled filters. Below is ‘Shell’, which was constructed of butts the artist found in parking lots near a beach in Rhode Island.

Why shouldn’t people throw their butts in the street? Because, according to Green Upgrader, they contain plastic, which resists decomposition like all other plastic items, and they contain chemicals with can leech into our water supplies.

(Close-up of ‘Shell’)