Biodegradable Cigarette Filters Flower Into Trees When Thrown Away


Written by Amanda Froelich at


To offset some of the environmental damage caused by smoking, this company has embedded seeds into its cigarette filters.

How does a group of committed individuals go about creating a greener world? By utilizing ingenious technologies and concepts to create products that turn into something better when thrown away – or, in this case, littered.

You’ve seen the concept presented with the biodegradable urns that turn your loved ones into oxygen-producing trees, as well as with the book that can be planted and grow into a tree.

But now, a company in India has produced biodegradable cigarettes embedded with the seeds that can also sprout new life.

As reported by Boredpanda, Indian Prasadam Industries came up with the idea to turn the concept of litter into an environmentally-friendly gesture. Their concept is similar to GreenButts, which transforms discarded cigarettes into flowers or grass when placed in the soil.

The cigarettes are made from biodegradable pulp without using any chemicals or binding agents. And importantly, the paper helps nurture the seeds while protecting it from high heat and nicotine.

When one is done lighting up, they can either mindfully plant their cigarette filter and expectantly wait for it to sprout, or ensure it is extinguished and leave it in an area so new life may be inspired.


Here’s The Roach Booklet

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And The Sprouts…

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Here The Filters Can Be Seen Sprouting New Life!

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Amazingly, the seeds remain intact and protected even under the severest conditions.

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  1. Wow.This is something very awesome.Imagine just how many people smoke on the planet,how many trees would start growing on daily basis.This would be a game changer in our lives.Same as fishing.Let’s protect our planet,don’t fish out the fish for hobbie,if you want to relax try out this site

  2. I’ve seen bird nests with cigarette butts fluffed up and laid out on the bottom of the nest, giving them a down comforter-like bed to sleep on. So there ARE alternative uses for the “litter” already in nature.

    • SERIOUSLY???!!!! You think the Tar, Nicotine, and fiberglass are good for birds??? Just because they are being utilized, does not mean it’s healthy. Use your head for something more then just a place to hang your hat.

  3. This is unbelievable! This project must become viral! I hate when I see cigarette filters in the woods, this is very dangerous, but people doesn’t care at all!


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