3 Myths About Cigarette Filters and the Plastic They Contain

May 16, 2023

As jurisdictions the world over are beginning to ban single-use plastics, a major source of plastic pollution is often overlooked: cigarette butts. Almost all commercial cigarette filters are made of plastic and over 4.5 trillion end up littered every year—one of the most littered items on Earth. Explore three common myths about filters, including why they don’t make smoking safer and how they are perpetuating the climate crisis.

Cigarette filters are made of plastic