How can I reuse or recycle cigarette packets?

cigarette_box250.jpgA couple of our friends smoke and while they usually roll their own, occasionally a cardboard hard pack ends up floating about too and it makes me wonder what they can be re-used for – since they’re pretty sturdy but light constructions.

Spies in films use them for hiding bugs or recording equipment in, but what about us lesser, real-life mortals?

Any suggestions?

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10 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle cigarette packets?”


  1. fishcake says:

    if you decorate them and stack them you cound make a small organiser for jewellry or other small items.
    like matchbox drawers etc.

    use them to store seeds
    decorated for small gift boxs
    reuse them to store rolled ciggerettes if you make them all at once.
    collect small change in t

  2. Alfonzo says:

    Well, I’ve often found them useful for the storing and transport of the Marijuana bud. On occasion it has saved me from a tight bind, as police rarely search them. They do lack the ability to conceal smell though, so I recommend a plastic bag to be used in conjunction.

    Good luck Happy Hunter!

    - Alf

  3. JEM says:

    As they are cardboard, I rip the foil inners out and put them in the recycle bin. I guess they could also be composted, must try that one day….

  4. Laura says:

    Its about the size of a crayon box…You could cover the logo and put crayons in it…

  5. rooty says:

    My friend makes naughty Transformers out of them… pretty tough to explain tho!

  6. laura says:

    :)
    im attempting to make a coffee table out of them for college!
    wish me luckkkk……

  7. Louisa says:

    They are great during cold and allergy season for used tissues, especially if you’re in public, and there’s no garbage can nearby, and you won’t have to stick the used tissue in your pocket.

  8. Printer Inks says:

    I have learnt to do the arigami with that innder metallic paper for table decoration for functions and children’s birthday events. the outter cardboard box can be recycled.



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