Many types of cotton swabs have plastic spindles. Use cotton swabs with cardboard spindles. (The Q-Tip brand itself actually uses cardboard spindles, as many of you have mentioned in the comments). If 10% of U.S. households switched to a paperboard spindle, the petroleum energy saved per year would be equivalent to over 150,000 gallons of gasoline. Uses for Q Tips.
What other “Q”-things can you do to protect the earth?
Get more Eco-ABC’s here.
Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may
not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.