BoonBoo - bamboo compostable q-tips
TheLastObject - reusable q-tip (have not used)
Pros: plastic-free, same great feeling
Cons: break more easily than regular q-tips
Review: Ain't nothing like a good q-tip and these bamboo ones do not disappoint. They get the job done, feel great, and have no impact on the environment!
We know. We all love it. That feeling of not adding more plastic to our planet! Even though every box of q-tips warns us “not to insert into ear canal”, we still do it anyways. So if we’re going to break the rules, let’s at least help tackle our plastics problem at the same time. Over 1.5 million cotton swabs are produced per DAY, adding to the 8 million metric tons of plastic that enter our oceans each year. Luckily there are plastic-free, compostable alternatives that have us covered. However, cotton production is very land/water demanding, so there are even reusable options that address all the issues of these tiny little q-tips (@lastobject). Choosing any of these environmentally friendly replacements is a step in the right direction. So, please DO NOT insert these into your ears, but if you do, do it sustainably…it’ll feel even better 🤤