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Cotton Buds are such a small and ordinary product that it is easy not to think about their impact on the environment. When you throw them away or flush them down the toilet, the small buds make their way into our oceans. In the world’s water, the plastic litter is mistaken for food, killing marine animals.

Small but numerous

We love using them, the worldwide market is estimated to be over 500 billion units in 2017. Cotton buds are the 8th most common piece of plastic pollution found on our beaches. They cannot be recycled and too often find their ways in nature where they can remain for a couple of centuries a threatens marine life. An item that is used for less than a minute should be biodegradable.

Eco-friendly cotton buds

The main alternatives to plastic cotton buds are paper and bamboo cotton buds. Both alternatives are better than plastic. Bamboo sticks, however, are eco-friendlier than paper cotton buds, which are made from wood and paper glue. The raw bamboo stick needs fewer resources to be made and is sturdier. 

Why bamboo cotton buds?

Paper is prone to soaking up water and bending easily. Bamboo, on the other hand, is free of these issues. Its strength also saves it from any danger of splinters.

Multi-purpose and biodegradable

Use the bamboo cotton buds as you would use their plastic counterpart. Whether it is for cleaning purposes, arts & crafts, or your hygiene routine; they will perform the job without harming the environment.

Read here more on Bambaw's production process

Bamboo Cotton Swabs

Regular price €1,95

Tax included.

Bamboo Cotton Swabs - Plastic Free Amsterdam
Bamboo Cotton Swabs

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Fijn en stevig

Sommige wattenstaafjes breken super snel of komt het watje los en blijft het in je oor zitten. Deze niet, makkelijk in gebruik en stevig.

Good product

Nice and sturdy, works as intended. Also great price-quality ratio

Works great!

They feel stronger then the regular cotton swabs with plastic. I use them to clean up mascara or eyeliner and it works really well!

Favorite cotton swabs

I think are a little bit smaller than the standard plastic rods. No fluffy ends. No protruding sharp plastic edges. It just does what it is intended for. I would definitely reorder them.

Love them!

These Q-tips are great! They are sturdy, have a good amount of cotton tip (others I tried sometimes had so little you felt the stick scratching your ear) and are biodegradable. Very happy with these Q-tips :)

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