Bamboo cotton Swabs
Almost every household uses cotton swabs for wiping away the stray bits of mascara or to clean bits of makeup. People use them for a lot of other purposes and have become an essential everyday commodity. Do not insert into the ear canal as this may cause injury. To clean the ears with a cotton swab, gently pass it over the auricle of the ear and the surroundings of the external ear canal.
The cotton is generally wrapped around a plastic stick that is thrown after use. No doubt, we are aware the world is facing one of the greatest environmental challenges and many of us are even mending our ways to reduce the plastic waste.
Still, some people wonder how much damage can a small cotton swab do?
Are cotton swabs bad for the environment?
Yes, these tiny looking plastic cotton buds are posing a major threat to marine wildlife. Often flushed down the toilet, they easily pass through sewers due to their small size and end up in seas and oceans. Even many aquatic animals accidentally ingest them and die. In an article published by blue-growth.org, It is mentioned
“it is estimated that there are 150m tons of plastic in the world’s oceans, and over 100,000 sea mammals die from eating or getting tangled up in plastic waste.”
Governments around the world are banning single-use plastic items and are motivating the people to switch to a greener lifestyle.
Start using biodegradable products, and save the planet. We have a one-stop eco store to help you make small changes to your day to day life.
What is the best alternative to plastic cotton buds?
Bamboo cotton swabs. Bamboo is the most sustainable material available that grows rapidly without the use of pesticides or insecticides. OLA Bamboo offers various eco products of everyday use. Bamboo cotton swabs are one of them. You can explore our other products here.
OLA Bamboo is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle.
Are cotton swabs compostable?
Our Bamboo cotton swabs are sturdier than plastic or cardboard ones. They are made of natural bamboo and cotton and are 100% compostable. Each box contains 400 cotton swabs that you can throw in the compost bin after use.
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