Approximately 62.5 million cotton swabs are produced each hour globally and it is estimated that about 10% of them is flushed down the toilet or disposed of improperly. That is 1,700 cotton swabs EVERY SECOND! Imagine the environmental damages these non-degradable swabs may cause. By the time you finish reading this paragraph, 15,000 swabs may have just entered our waterways.
It takes approximately 3.6 litres of water to produce and treat the cotton used in ONE conventional cotton bud (water footprint). It takes only 0.3 litre of water to wash one of our Reuswable swabs.
Yes, we were shocked too upon knowing these staggering facts on cotton bud pollution! If you are interested, you can refevr to the following reports to read about this global issue in more details:
- Impact Assessment (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
- Earthwatch - Plastic Pollution
These reports are just a few from the countless reports already done and are available on the internet for your referral.
We are always so happy when hearing about people who make conscious efforts to keep the environment pristine. So, good job! However, in the long run, reusable swabs also proved to provide financial benefits from less frequent buying of regular cotton swabs. An average American uses approximately 400 cotton swabs each year. On the other hand, our reusable swabs can be used more than 2000 times, and last most people more than THREE years! So, one REUSWABLE can potentially save you up to $50 in spending and a lot of trips to the supermarkets! Now that is just being financially responsible.
The swab case is made from recyclable ABS resin, with environmental and health certifications (ISO, RoHS, etc) and is safe for food contact. That is the kind of standard we want to provide our customers.
Our next plan is to work closely with recycling organizations in Bali to source recycled plastic pellets that they process from local plastic trash that would otherwise float around in their beautiful beaches. In this way, we also benefit the local communities and provide incentives for them to keep their island clean from plastic pollutions. Stay tune!
Our swab stems are also made of another type of high-quality ABS resin due to its chemical and heat resistance, stiffness, impact, and suitable degree of flexibility. Again, the swab stem can be recycled if you wish to do so. The swab tips are made using a proprietary medical-grade soft silicone that our supplier developed to ensure skin sensitivity, comfort and durability. They are BPA-free and also FDA as well as LFGB-approved.
Scientific formulation, quality checks, extensive tests and keeping of international environment and health standards are the keys to the awesomeness of our swabs. By using high quality and recyclable materials, we want to reduce the plastic waste footprint of our customers.
To answer the question, yes, this is true. However, first of all our plastic parts are recyclable. Additionally, looking at the big picture, we believe that by enabling users to wash and reuse our swabs, we can reduce their total plastic waste from cotton swabs by a factor of thousands! Our products are also less likely to be disposed of improperly, unlike single-use swabs. In a scenario where immediate washing of the swab is not possible for users, they can simply store it in the case and wash it whenever they have a chance, instead of simply throwing it away. We also believe that all of us have a part to play in smarter and wiser waste management. So when it is time to dispose of Reuswable swabs, we rely on you, the users, to dispose of them properly or recycle them if possible!
The FDA-approved silicone tips are safe to use on skins. Polydimethylsiloxane is one of the ingredients used in the silicone mixture since its specific crosslinking results in a flexible and soft silicone with high durability and tack. The silicone tips are not absorbent like cotton tips, so they will not dry your skin. However, this also means that alcohol or makeup remover may not stick to it as strongly as cotton buds. You can use our swabs to apply and correct make-up but not to remove make-up.
Reuswable swabs are as soft as regular cotton swabs and can be used in similar ways. However, like other swab producers, we do not recommend to use the swabs for cleaning the inner ear canal due to health and safety reasons. When used with cautions, our swabs are excellent to clean the outer ears.
We recommend hand washing the swabs with a little soap and let dry for best results. If you need to machine wash (we get it, it's real life!), ensure the swab is properly secured in your dishwasher so it will not fly around inside your dishwasher.
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We normally process your order and ship it within 1-5 business days. However, due to the high volume of orders and the current COVID-19 climate, it's possible to have some delay to your order processing.
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We are currently handling a large number of orders, so your order might take longer than normal.
Shipping rates and speed:
United States: Super Saver Shipping with Tracking ($5 for first 200 grams of package, additional $1/100g, 15-45 business days)
European Union, Canada and Australia: Super Saver Shipping with Tracking ($6 for first 200 grams of package, additional $1/100g, 15-45 business days)
Other Countries: International Super Saver Shipping with Tracking ($7 for first 200 grams of package, additional $2/100g, 15-45 business days)
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If you are unable to track your order, if your order takes much longer than expected, or if you have any concerns with your order, please contact our support team by email and we will be glad to assist you. Most emails are answered within 1 business day.
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We are committed to making some of the most durable multi-function swabs in the world. If they break, let us know and we will send out a replacement swab or refund!
To be eligible for a refund, you must first email us within 7 days of receiving the products at email@example.com with pictures of the damaged items, then return the damaged item to us. Upon the receipt of the damaged item we will ship out a replacement, if available. If a replacement is not available, we will refund the full purchase price of your item.
Lost or Stolen Packages
Reuswable is not responsible for lost or stolen packages confirmed to be delivered to the address entered for an order. Upon inquiry, we will confirm the delivery to the address provided, date of delivery, tracking information and shipping carrier information for the customer to investigate.
For more information, you can read our refund policy HERE.