Eco-Friendly Filter Sprouts Flowers

Alessia Andreotti
July 15th 2013

These 100% biodegradable cigarette filters, called Greenbutts, deteriorate in one month rather than the typical 15 years. They are made from a natural blend of materials, including flax, hemp and cotton.

The company even designed a version with seeds inside, which sprout flowers when planted in soil, making for a very next natural way of gardening. Will this eco-friendly filter help the environment or just encourage littering? We’ll discover it soon: Greenbutts will be on sale in early 2014.

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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