Around 98 percent of the materials used in cigarette filters have poor biodegradability and fall under the EU‘s ban on single-use plastics. It can take up to ten years for a filter to fully decompose. The legislation covering these types of materials is becoming stricter, and the tobacco industry faces high costs as a result.
The development of new filter solutions offering high sustainability standards and excellent taste provides an answer to the tobacco industry’s dilemma. In recent years, Hauni has invested significantly in the development of technologies for making biodegradable filters from different materials. Drawing on its close cooperation with various material manufacturers, Hauni already offers extensive know-how and ready-made production solutions.