I've always wondered, with all the bitching over cigarette butts being left all over the place, why the tobacco companies don't come up with a cigarette butt that's readily degradable? With that in mind I was pleased to see such a development in progress. These Green Butts folks are making filters that break down into nothingness fairly quickly. The idea being manufacturers of popular brands of cigarettes will adopt them thus putting an end to a common complaint about smoking.
It certainly won't put an end to all complaints, as most seem to enjoy bashing tobacco companies for reasons real or imagined. That could be why the tobacco companies didn't come up with this product on their own. No matter what they do, they know there will still be complaints.