Wild & Stone’s Cotton Buds are 100% biodegradable, meaning you will not be causing any plastic waste by using them. From the packaging, which is completely plastic-free and fully recyclable, to the sticks which are made from bamboo, a very sustainable crop.
Cotton buds, cotton swabs, q-tips, whatever you call them, are ever so convenient, so much so that they get used almost every day. But unfortunately, the usual plastic cotton bud on the market cannot be recycled, and are often flushed down the toilet ending up in waterways, they find themselves in the bellies of aquatic animals and birds, and even on the tails of seahorses. In England, it is estimated we use 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds a year, a shocking statistic.
Why Bamboo Cotton Buds?
Swapping to a bamboo cotton swab is one of the easiest low waste swaps, these plastic-free cotton buds come in a pack of 200 in a recyclable, plastic-free box.
The bamboo used to create these is a very sustainable crop; a fast-growing grass, it requires no fertiliser and self-regenerates from its own roots, so it doesn't need to be replanted.
Use these bamboo cotton buds exactly as you would use the plastic option, whether that be for cleaning, arts and crafts, or to remove makeup. They perform exactly the same without harming the environment.
How to dispose of bamboo cotton buds
All plastic-free bamboo cotton buds can be disposed of by simply chucking them away in your organic waste or compost. They are 100% biodegradable as they’re made from bamboo and soft cotton.
What is better paper or bamboo cotton buds?
Although both paper cotton buds and bamboo cotton buds are better than their plastic counterpart, bamboo sticks are eco-friendlier as they need fewer resources to be manufactured, they are also sturdier.