Bamboo Cotton Buds
Make the eco-friendly swap from plastic cotton buds to bamboo cotton buds.
These bamboo cotton buds are made of a fast-growing natural material. If they accidentally make their way into our waterways and oceans, they can biodegrade naturally with time, and pose less of a threat to wildlife and marine life. This is especially important in countries where waste management systems cannot meet the needs of residents, who then dispose of their trash in the sea.
Materials: 100% pure cotton tips and bamboo
Country of origin: China
Interesting fact: In Singapore, all of our trash is incinerated, and not left in landfills to decompose. The end-product of the incineration is ash, which is then disposed of in our landfill in Pulau Semakau. As such, there is actually no opportunity for our trash to biodegrade naturally. We also do not have an industrial composting facility, so materials marked as "compostable" are also almost never commercially composted in Singapore. Interesting nuggets to bear in mind when purchasing items marketed as "biodegradable" or "compostable" in Singapore.