Greenbutts has developed and patented technology that provides an alternative to the planet-polluting acetate filter.
The seeds of Greenbutts were planted in 2010 with the launch of our conceptual filter. The global interest and overwhelming positive feedback helped establish their company as a pioneer in the field of degradable filters.
Since those early days, Greenbutts has worked with leading research and development institutions as well as international tobacco companies to produce our current biodegradable filter technology.
Today, 1.1 Billion smokers consume 6 Trillion cigarettes per year. That equates to 18 billion cigarettes every single day, 365 days a year. Cigarette filters are made of a plastic called cellulose acetate. When discarded, cellulose acetate filters can take up to 15 years to degrade. When the acetate filters do degrade they break down into tiny pieces of plastic that end up in waterways and oceans. The massive amounts of acetate plastic that enter waterways and oceans each year is a significant hazard to water quality and marine animals.