Greenbutts. UK designer Ben Forman has come with a brilliant idea of turning the act of littering into something that would add to the beauty of outdoor spaces.


UK designer Ben Forman has come with a brilliant idea of turning the act of littering into something that would add to the beauty of outdoor spaces. Forman’s ‘Cigg Seeds’ are biodegradable cigarette filters that are embedded with wild flower seeds. Whenever a butt is thrown on to the ground, they will flourish into beautiful flowers. Even though this solution might not be fully practical in urban areas, it certainly would be very beneficial for public parks, beaches and other green zones.

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Submitted: 07/08/2013
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#7 - eloschmidt **User deleted account** (07/08/2013) [+] (31 replies)
or, you know, you could just smoke without a filter, like i do.
or, you know, you could just smoke without a filter, like i do.
User avatar #9 to #7 - lolfire (07/08/2013) [-]
Because it's always best to be first in the race to lung cancer.
#2 - croski (07/08/2013) [-]
Really? Really?
User avatar #22 - KayRed (07/09/2013) [+] (16 replies)
Because we all know how fertile asphalt is.
#1 - golemcreator (07/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
maybe if he could do it with some good weed seeds, that would be awesome as **** !
User avatar #55 - nurucio (07/09/2013) [-]
Or, you know, people could not ******* throw their litter on the ground?
#129 - nortledrones (07/09/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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Or maybe we can plant trees and stop smoking.
User avatar #50 - masdercheef ONLINE (07/09/2013) [+] (3 replies)
But it encourages smoking, so it's like a positive but still a negative.
User avatar #52 to #50 - flemsdfer (07/09/2013) [-]
I kinda see it like "If you're so dead set on wrecking yourself. Why not help the environment effortlessly as you do it?"
#150 - envinite (07/09/2013) [+] (2 replies)
This only encourage smokers to throw their used cigar everywhere and call it saving environment
#15 - articulate ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
I can see it now! "I gots me these green cigs, I just throw it into that plant-like area and... oh ****** on fire."

pic not related, I had a good picture in mind, but I couldn't find it.
User avatar #98 - wheresthefudge (07/09/2013) [+] (2 replies)
But... but...
Not all plants will grow in all places. And what if you introduce this plant into an ecosystem which doesn't have a place for it? I mean not only are you 1) polluting the air by smoking the rest of the cigarette and 2) throwing your butts literally anywhere (which despite the biodegradablilty, still looks trashy for a long time), but now you're also introducing a potentially invasive species.
#11 - kevinlasvegas (07/08/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Or you could just smoke a pipe like I do.
User avatar #30 - zzzanzitron (07/09/2013) [+] (4 replies)
how much will it cost?
and wouldn't the seed die after burning?
User avatar #33 to #30 - BlueToaster (07/09/2013) [-]
The seeds are in the filter. You don't burn the filter.
#113 - potatonized (07/09/2013) [-]
tried this while waiting for trains....
#177 - mcsloth (07/09/2013) [-]
sounds cool until this happens
User avatar #118 - mikkotheraichu (07/09/2013) [+] (16 replies)
Maybe someone should come up with the idea of getting rid of all the deadly **** in cigarettes... We can grow a human liver, but we can't make tobacco stop killing people...
User avatar #125 to #118 - pokimone (07/09/2013) [-]
There are electronic cigarettes.

and... wait any cops around... okay, marijuana, just don't inject more than 2 marijuana at a time, or the cancer bacteria will turn you into a terrorist. The government said so.
User avatar #36 - yodaddysofat (07/09/2013) [-]
almost makes me want to take up smoking....
User avatar #14 - arkytior (07/08/2013) [+] (4 replies)
put in marijuana seeds - feels good to smoke it, you sell a ton of it, people seed marijuana

you just don't tell anybody it's marijuana
User avatar #17 to #14 - newbiedoobiedoo (07/09/2013) [-]
The weed would probably grow into ******** and there's no telling which seed is male or female until a couple weeks in. Only female plants grow bud. It would be damn near worthless and extremely illegal
#48 - absolutnignog **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (9 replies)
#71 - chadisyounggg ONLINE (07/09/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Man when i started smoking I had no idea what I was getting myself into my gf ( now wife ) told me to stop when i first started 4 years ago and then the craving got to me and now im trying to quit but it's ******* hard as hell any advice from anyone?
User avatar #85 to #71 - untamedlazyeye (07/09/2013) [-]
What i did was I gave my pack to a friend who I saw every day. They would give me a few a day and I had to manage them from there. Eventually I was able to go down to 3 a day, then to one a day, now to where i have one or two a week. Another thing that helped me was leaving my pack at home when I left, and only taking 2 with me when I left. I also told all my friend I was trying to quit, so they would be encouraging and not bum me them. Its trial and error in my experience, try a way to limit yourself first, and if that doesn't work try another.
#18 - frostbeard (07/09/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Alreday tobacco price is as high as it is and its still going to go up and now this??
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