How long does it take for a cigarette butt to fully degrade?



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    Up to 10 years.  I believe it is likely due to the filter, the paper rolled around the cigarette is likely much faster, but the filter is cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, that takes quite a while to break down.

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    Getting a little more specific, different studies say different things, ranging from 12 years to never, due to the acetate in the filter.

    I hope this helped!

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