Cotton Swabs Are Hurting The Ocean. Use These Eco-Swabs Instead


Jack Dunhill 03 Feb 2021, 11:17

The ocean is so incredible that scientists are still learning new things about it. It’s fascinating, it’s interesting and ... it’s severely mistreated. Getting the pollution problem under control is no easy feat, but with the right information, we can help clean up our waters. Plastic items like bottles, shopping bags and straws get the brunt of the blame for marine pollution, but there’s another culprit that you might be surprised to find on the list. 

Cotton swabs are ending up in the ocean, and if you’re not sure you believe it, just look at this photo of a seahorse holding one underwater. This powerful image shows us how badly we need a sustainable solution, like the LastSwab Basic Reusable Swab: 3-Piece Bundle. Each swab made by this Kickstarter-funded company (they raised $750k!) replaces up to 1,000 single-use cotton swabs. 

These eco-friendly "cotton" swabs are crafted from TPE and PP, and the soft tip is comfortable for cleaning the ear as well as sensitive body parts. When you’re done, the reusable swabs are easily washed with hand soap and water. It's so simple, yet it could make a world of difference if more consumers were aware of the sad reality and took just one step to help correct it. Made to last, this LastSwab bundle isn't only an opportunity to do your part to save the ocean, but it will also save you money in the long run. 

This LastSwab bundle includes three reusable swabs in a fun turquoise hue and three matching, bio-based carrying cases, perfect for keeping your cotton swabs clean at home or on your travels. The sustainable alternative to your bulk case of Q-tips, GadgetFlow said it best: "Cotton swabs end up infiltrating our oceans, the LastSwab remains in your bathroom." 

Right now, you can get the LastSwab Basic Reusable Swab: 3-Piece Bundle for $27.99, down 30% from the original MSRP.

Prices subject to change.


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