1.5 billion cotton swabs are produced every single day and the average American uses 415 cotton swabs every year. In the UK damage is evident: For every 100 feet of beach there are 9 cotton swabs. Let's make single-use cotton swabs a thing of the past!
Revolutionary in its simplicity and versatility, LastSwab is the brainchild of a small team of young Danish designers with experience in medical and consumer equipment and a desire to make a genuine difference to our planet.
“Imagine walking down the beach,” says Nicolas Aagaard of FACO CPH. “A plastic cotton swab is half-buried in the sand. You take four steps, and there’s another. And another. And this is repeated across beaches across the planet. It’s nearly impossible to calculate how many of these tiny household staples are polluting, spoiling and killing our oceans and beaches, but we know 1.5bn cotton swabs are produced every day. This is why we designed LastSwab.”
Replacing traditional cotton swabs with LastSwab takes minimal effort: buy it once and cross polluting cotton swabs off your shopping list forever. LastSwab comes in two versions: one with padded tips for cleaning delicate areas, and one with soft pointed tips for make-up touch-ups.
Its stylish case, available in several colours, ensures LastSwab’s hygiene, whether you toss it in your suitcase, pop it into your handbag or rest it on your bathroom shelf.
Just run it under the tap with a little soap, and you’ll have yourself a brand-new LastSwab – while there’ll be one less cotton bud floating in the ocean or rotting at the bottom of a landfill