Small item, huge problem, green solution? The saga of San Diego’s Greenbutts

April 27, 2019

When entrepreneurs Tadas Lisauskas and Xavier Van Osten first envisioned it, the biodegradable cigarette butt seemed like a sure-fire winner. The need was obvious. The world’s most common piece of trash, discarded cigarette filters gunk up gutters, beaches, parks. Made […]

Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

August 27, 2018

Cigarette butts have long been the single most collected item on the world’s beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over 32 years. Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in […]

Better butts

May 24, 2014

Tobacco Reporter April 2014 issue, By Timothy Donahue.   Greenbutts aims to ease the environmental impact of the more than 2 billion pounds of cigarette butts discarded globally every year. Standing on the shore of a California beach, Tadas Lisauskas […]