Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Could LastSwab Save Our Oceans ?
Could LastSwab save our oceans ?
Every year, trillions of single-use plastic products are consumed and thrown away – often ending up on the beaches and in the oceans harming marine life.
LastSwab is a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs, buds and Q-tips.
I cannot be alone in feeling bad when I see the creatures that use oceans on which superyachts sail become ensnared in plastic. It breaks my heart to see beaches where our guests want to enjoy themselves get covered in plastic.
By purchasing and using LastSwab you can help reduce harmful waste impacting our oceans and help stamp out single-use plastic.
I strongly believe that the age of single use plastic as well as the “use and discard culture” must come to an end.
I want to see reusable products the likes of LastSwab become part of a future where we are much more thoughtful of how we spend our resources so that maybe our grandchildren will laugh at how grandad used to throw out products he had only used once, as if there was a planet B.
Paper and cotton swabs impact the environment because they are single-use.
The average person goes through hundreds of cotton swabs each year.
These cotton swabs get produced, warehoused, shipped, purchased, used, and discarded. During this process, the use of raw materials and the CO2 created are harmful to the environment. These processes become unnecessary when you commit to using reusable products which you can use thousands.
The Cleaning Alternative
LastSwab is a sanitary, reusable alternative to single-use swabs that can be cleaned using soap and warm water.
The LastSwab Basic Version is the reusable alternative for your everyday needs.
The swab ends are made of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE), a copolymers of plastic and a rubber. The rod is made of plastic, and the biodegradable case is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources which in this case is corn. A bamboo box was considered, but since this is a product that needs to be hygienic, the Danish product designers Nicolas Aagaard, Isabel Aagaardand and Kåre Frandsen have chosen a biodegradable corn-based material that can be sterilised.
When creating a product to last for thousands of uses, durability is key. LastSwab replaces thousands of single-use cotton swabs. Even if it does end up in the ocean, it’s damage is less than 0.1% of its single-use counterparts, simply because there will be much less of them.
Buy the Original
LastSwab has been tested to stand up to 1000 uses. But be warned there are a lot of cheap, fake copies out there, and they are usually of a very low quality.
Available in two versions the Beauty version uses a smooth well angles contoured end as a makeup remover to take off excess mascara on their eyelids.
The LastSwab Standard features a more traditional shape on both ends and each tip is equipped with small bristles.
While I have yet to get hold of one myself for testing it does seem like a good idea to free your life from single-use cotton swabs, and enjoy the warm feeling of being part of the solution!