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From roadsides to remote hiking trails, cigarette butts are ubiquitous. And when it rains, they can flow with runoff down storm drains and out into waterways and the open ocean. Eventually many of these butts end up on beaches, where seabirds and shorebirds might mistake them for food. We designed a portable ashtray and a public donation and recycling device. Users can donate leftover cigarette butts to NGOs. After chemical treatment, these cigarette butts will be used to help black skimmers build their nests.