Naman Gupta of Noida, India, started a business making teddy bears stuff with used cigarette butts. He pays ragpickers to collect butts in the street. Then Gupta's employees carefully separate the paper and charred tobacco from the filters, which are thoroughly washed and dried before being used as stuffing.
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In Norway, there's nothing new about men and women in the military returning their uniforms after serving 12 to 19 months so that new conscripts can wear them. But now they must also return their underwear, socks, and bras. With a low stock of military undergarments, due in part to the pandemic, you'd think the… READ THE REST
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