Greenbutts™ is on a MISSION to ELIMINATE the significant environmental impact caused by CIGARETTE BUTTS - over 65% are littered each year making it the most littered PLASTIC in the world.
Since 2010, Greenbutts™ has worked with leading R&D institutions,
international tobacco companies and industry experts to produce our patented biodegradable filter technology
THE Greenbutts™ FILTER
Plant based Greenbutts™ filters are made of a proprietary and patented blend of all-natural, food-grade fibers utilizing a starch-based binder. A sustainable alternative to synthesized cellulose acetate.
Greenbutts™ filters substrate was specifically designed to work on existing filter-making machinery to facilitate a seamless transition for the cigarette industry to move away from acetate filter production.
Greenbutts™, filters are made without using synthetic materials or plasticizers, making them the go-to alternative for the cigarette industry to comply with ever-increasing Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) requirements and regulations.
Our filter material has been shown to degrade in compost within a matter of days and disperse in water within minutes.
THE PROBLEM WITH CIGARETTE POLLUTION IS
15+YEARS TO DEGRADE
acetate filters degrade into microplastics
of plastic waste annually
derived from synthetic plastic
to aquatic ecosystems and wildlife
of dollars to clean up cigarette waste annually
strands of cellulose acetate in each butt