What makes the Bamboo Cotton Swabs so good?
Conventional plastic cotton swabs pose a real threat to the environment. It is estimated that 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds are used in Canada each year. Around 10% of these cotton swabs are flushed down toilets, ending up in waterways and oceans, adding to the 150 million-plus tonnes of plastic in the world’s oceans. Start replacing your plastic versions now, with bamboo cotton swabs made of sustainable Moso bamboo!
The stick part of the Hydrophil cotton swabs is made of Moso bamboo. The tips are made of 100% natural cotton and grown without using chemicals. Before these, you only had the choice of chemically grown cotton swabs with plastic handles. In each package you will find 100 pieces of organic cotton swabs and they come in plastic-free and biodegradable packaging. After use the cotton swabs can simply be disposed in the organic waste, compost or wherever.
- Made of Moso bamboo and fluffy certified organic cotton
- 100% biodegradable
- 100 pieces
- Manufactured from renewable raw materials
- Packed 100% plastic-free in recycled cardboard
- Vegan, water-neutral & fair
- Imported from Germany
The cotton swabs are intended for cleaning the ear, but not the ear canal. After use, do not throw into the toilet, but into the biodegradable waste or compost.
Dispose the bamboo cotton swabs environmentally friendly in the organic waste or compost. The cotton swabs are biodegradable. The packaging can simply be thrown into the waste paper container.
Moso Bamboo: The CO2 Superhero
Thanks to its naturally antibacterial nature, bamboo is the perfect material for producing innovative and sustainable hygiene products. In the growing region (China), moso bamboo is treated to perfect growing conditions near Lishui and can reach heights of up to 20 metres. One plant – from which up to 100 bamboo toothbrushes can be produced – removes 18 metric tonnes of CO2 from the environment during the approximately two-year growth phase. To keep transportation routes as short as possible, Hydrophil processes their products in the direct vicinity of the growing region while ensuring the creation of awareness for sustainability and fair working conditions.
Hydrophil creates innovative and sustainable hygiene products. Products that should serve to broaden the view for topics such as sustainability and scarcity of resources. Their goal is to achieve beautiful things though the production of a sustainable full range of personal care products for the bathroom – water-neutral, vegan & fair.
Whenever possible they use resources which don’t endanger ground or drinking water and don’t require artificial irrigation. In this way they can significantly reduce water consumption and make people aware of it. In order to have a positive influence on our world, their products neither contain animal products nor are they tested on animals. Hydrophil also believes that fair work deserves a fair reward and they keep a personal eye on their value chain down to the smallest detail to ensure that their products are produced fairly. Their mission is quite simple: to sensitize you to sustainable consumption in your everyday life with their products.
Hydrophil donates 10% of their profits to the non-profit association Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli, which is committed to providing access to clean drinking water for people in countries of the global South. Hydrophil is also a ClimatePartner that supports climate protection projects in India.