Our selection of best Ear Buds and Ear Swabs
Why is it important to choose reusable ear buds and swabs?
Billions of cotton swabs, buds and Q-tips are used and thrown away each year. Many of them end up in landfill, contributing to the generation of powerful greenhouse gases. Others will be flushed down the toilet, and can end up in our oceans and beaches. Because of their small size, they can pass through sewage systems. Those made from plastic are expected to stay around for hundreds of years, or breakdown into microplastics. They can be mistaken for food and eaten by animals.
What can we do?
Cotton and paper ones are better, because they are biodegradable and compostable. But don’t forget it is really important to compost them. If they are disposed in the trash, they will go to landfill exactly like the plastic ones. Also, they need natural resources (trees, bamboo, cotton) to be produced.
Another good option are reusable and sustainable cotton swabs, buds, and Q-tips. You can wash them, clean them and reuse as many times as you want, zero-waste.