Biodegradable cigarette filter helps clear streets of discarded butts

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While Throw & Grow event confetti has ensured that hosts don't have a guilty conscience about the mess on the floor by having them turn into wildflowers, could this kind of technology be applied to more quotidian littering? Greenbutts is a cigarette filter made of organic material that biodegrades in weeks. Made out of a blend of flax, hemp and cotton, the filters have been designed to fit pre-made cigarettes as well as roll-ups. While typical cellulose acetate filters mean that cigarette butts are harmful to the environment and can lie in the street for up to 15 years before…

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