Filter Tech

Did you know that the most abundant form of plastic waste in the world is not all of those discarded plastic soft drink and water bottles that you see floating in our oceans and piled up in gutters and landfills but it’s actually cigarette butts?? There are about 4 TRILLION individual butts polluting our global environment right now. Facts! Traditional tobacco cigarette filters are made from a synthetic substance called “acetate” which is a type of plastic that doesn’t biodegrade for something like 10 years. And every time someone flicks their butt onto the sidewalk or out the window of their car, it is highly probable that the filter will end up in some poor unsuspecting critter’s home in the woods, grasslands or dessert or get swept into the sewers and then pushed out throughout waterways and into our oceans where some sweet baby seal is going to gnaw on it. Bummer. Well, we couldn’t possibly in good conscience manufacture a filtered smokable product knowing of all this horror. But what we could do is partner with an amazing company, “Greenbutts”, who’s mission is to rid the world of acetate filters, by producing a viable alternative filter that rapidly biodegrades prior to entering the natural habitats ofEarth’s wildlife. Greenbutts’ patented filter technology, which can be found in ALL MILESTONE HEMP SMOKES, functions just like an acetate filter and accurately mimics the experience of smoking a filtered tobacco cigarette. But it also allows our filters to degrade, on average, in less than 7 days in compost or in only 2 MINUTES when dispersed in agitated water! Pretty amazing stuff. Please join Milestone Hemp in thanking Greenbutts for all they are doing to reduce the pollution in our environment!