Ariel Schwartz

Greenbutts Unveils Flower Sprouting Biodegradable Cigarette Filters

by , 04/08/10
filed under: Green Materials

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We don’t advocate cigarette smoking, but if you’re going to do it anyway, keep an eye out for Greenbuttsbiodegradable cigarette filters that sprout grass or flowers when placed the soil. The filter, manufactured from organic cotton and natural de-gummed hemp, is bound together with wheat flour and water, and the filters don’t contain any chemicals or additives.

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The Greenbutts filter is a big improvement over current cellulose acetate filters, which take as long as 10 to 15 years to biodegrade. No word on how long Greenbutts takes to biodegrade, but we’re guessing it’s a bit faster.

Greenbutts is still in the concept stage–the company is still seeking investors and has no plans for production. But even if you’re a staunch anti-smoking advocate, it’s hard to begrudge the idea. A biodegradable cigarette filter is better than one that just sits there, after all.

+ Greenbutts

Via Gizmag

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5 Comments

  1. sireschum July 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

    i will smoke my heart out if i know i will leave this earth in a better place.

  2. Jemini Ketchum July 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I love this idea, but you still have a problem with this because you would be possibly intoruding non-native flowers to the ecosystems. perhaps make it just GRASS SEEDS instead of flowers. ;] Great start, though!

  3. ar2091 April 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Yeah this concept is nice i guess but it has no actual foundation what so ever. There are countless other concepts out there that I have seen that are closer to being a reality and actually make sense.

  4. Patrick April 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    That is a good Idea.
    Please be ensure that the flowers are not too alien nor too invasive. Perhaps an annual.

  5. kenn April 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Love the concept!! Can’t wait to get it. Where can I find it on the market? Which cig companies are using these filters?

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