It is estimated that 1.8billion cotton buds are used each year, all of these are either flushed or thrown out. They end up in the oceans or land fill because the plastic they are made from is simply not recycled.
Did you know that it takes about 1-5months for the cotton tip to biodegrade? This sounds like quite a while, but not compared to the 200years that the plastic stem will take and some plastics will never rot away.
We now stock paper stemmed cotton buds, these are 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly.