A 22 Year Rids Paris of Cigarette Butts By Hand, Makes a Dress, and Saves the Rainforest Image Courtesy of Le Mégot Défi . Flore's map of where's she's made collections. Click here for an enlarged image and details. Stereotypes about Parisians are well known: the snobbery, the love of stinky cheese, the baguette under the arm and the cigarette on the lips. I won't comment on the first three, but the fourth holds up pretty well. Certainly, not everyone in Paris smokes, but there are a lot of smokers, and, as a result, tons of cigarette butts strewn all over. The state of affairs annoyed one young Parisienne enough that she decided to do something about it. So, for the last three weeks, she's been moving through the City, collecting thousands of butts. And what's she doing with them? She's making a dress, of course. View the entire comment thread.