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Are HEETS biodegradable?

HEETS filters are biodegradable, but this degradation takes so long that disposal in organic waste does not make sense and we therefore recommend disposing of them in residual waste.

HEETS contain tobacco, paper and PLA (a bioplastic made from organic matter) all of which are compostable. HEETS also contain cellulose acetate, a bioplastic made from wood cellulose. 

So, for some years now, Philip Morris has been investigating other filter materials with a lower environmental impact than cellulose acetate. However, we have not yet found better alternatives to cellulose acetate, Of course, we’ll continue to explore new materials and processes as they become available. 
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