Cotton buds with a plastic stick are causing huge issues in our oceans and to the ecosystem there. We use them for literally seconds and then they last for hundreds of years. switching to biodegradable ones is such a simple way to reduce the waste that is created by these tiny things.
These cotton buds have a bamboo stick and come packaged in a recyclable paper box. They can be disposed of by simply throwing them into your organic waste or compost. You can use them in the same way as plastic cotton buds, for makeup, cleaning appliances and even arts and crafts.
Bamboo is super sustainable, growing up to 4 feet a day! It doesn’t need any pesticides or fertilisers to grow and is much more efficient at taking carbon dioxide and producing oxygen than trees making it super sustainable product to use.Best Features:
Saves thousands of plastic cotton buds ending up in landfill or the ocean
Made with sustainable products
Completely recyclable packaging
100 cotton buds per box
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About The Brand
In mid-2018 we (Anya, Amy, Becky and Gabriela - a group of friends working together in Leeds) were talking about how we all felt similarly frustrated by the growing plastic crisis. We’d all been feeling a growing plastic anxiety, and then high-profile documentary Blue Planet came out. The more we thought about it, the more plastic we could see everywhere. It was smothering, and we felt motivated for change. We realised that we wanted to be part of the solution, not the problem and needed to start now.
We know that going plastic free isn't always easy and we're not perfect! We believe its about the small switches we can made to reduce our impact on the planet. We started looking for ways to reduce our plastic use and cut everyday single-use household plastics out of our lives, but found we struggled to find the right products. Either the plastic-free alternatives we looked for didn’t exist, or they weren’t truly plastic-free, biodegradable or compostable. With all the lack of choice and misinformation around, we realised that if we found it hard work, other people probably did too. Luckily in June 2018 we had the opportunity to combine our passion with our individual skills. Eco Vibe was born.
Why Lucy Loves
It is ridiculous when you think of the damage plastic cotton bud sticks can cause to our oceans when they are used for seconds. I love these alternatives because Bamboo is a great sustainable alternative because it grow so quick and is 100% biodegradable. These are a great swap for anyone who uses cotton buds.