Switch to reusable cotton 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.

Cotton and paper ones are better, because they are biodegradable and compostable. But how many of us really do 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.

Why not switching to a reusable cotton swab?

These are great! A reusable and sustainable alternative to cotton swabs, buds, and Q-tips.

You can wash them, clean them and reuse as many times as you want, zero-waste You can find a cleaning version and a make-up version.

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