Biodegradable & Reusable Zero Waste Q Tips
Accustomed Q-tips, also called cotton swabs, have a negative impact on the environment. Like most other one-time-use plastic products, they cannot be recycled after use. In this way, they often pollute our waters and are even swallowed by marine life. In fact, animals mistake these tampons for food sources. There is a special section on this at the end of this article.
We only recommend that you read the labels of the everyday products you buy and understand the effects behind them. Together we can ensure that Q Tips never reach the ocean or landfills while avoiding drastic changes in how you clean your ears.
In particular, there are several nature-friendly q-tip options to traditional plastic and cotton, starting with reusable Q-tips. Rest assured, they are easy to clean with a little soap and water! Here are our preferred low-waste solutions when it comes to replacing traditional Q-tips.
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The most affordable option for the earth: Reusable Tips:
We especially love these reusable, versatile bearings from Lastobject:
- The reusable Last Swab Q tips are designed to last thanks to high-quality, non-toxic materials that are gentle on the skin and ears. They are suitable for sensitive body parts and are also reliable make-up accessories.
- They come with a bio-based carrying case made of corn: these boxes are not only biodegradable, but they are also very practical for frequent travelers or customers who, like us, are proud of their homes.
- Did you know that every reusable Q tip is able to be utilized up to 1000 times? Imagine the number of plastic products you could divert from landfills! And the extra money you save every year just by swapping disposable pads for reusable Q-tips!