Images of plastic waste in our oceans have prompted us to rethink cotton buds, hygiene essentials that used to be typical plastic products.
In this regard, plastic shafts were not only replaced by sustainable paper shafts, we even go one step further and have also changed the entire packaging concept to recyclable paper packaging. Thus, a product that was previously made of almost 100% plastic has undergone a turnaround to a plastic-free and biodegradable hygiene product based on renewable raw materials. In this way, already in the early morning during daily hygiene, a contribution to a better future can be made.
We have invested extensively in the plastic-free future of our cotton buds and realigned our manufacturing site in Turkey respectively. All product components of our cotton swabs can be implemented according to current sustainability needs.
The paper used in our FSC®-certified paper sticks comes from either responsible sources or 100% recycled material. The raw material for the absorbent cotton heads is based exclusively on regenerative resources and consists of 100% cotton, which is moreover available as organic cotton from certified cultivation. This way, our cotton buds are biodegradable thanks to their product structure and even meet the requirements for home and garden composting*.
Concerning product packaging, following the idea of circular economy, we focus on recyclable, FSC®-certified paper packaging, for which only printing inks without mineral oils are used. With a focus on resource efficiency, the size of the folding carton packaging has been continuously optimized and the use of materials reduced to the bare minimum.
For cotton buds manufacturing, we use highly efficient production equipment of the latest generation. Thanks to fully integrated, highly automated production and packaging lines, paper shafts and cotton wool become cotton buds and packed final products in rapid time. In doing so, we always keep an eye on our operational environmental goals through an independent environmental management system certified in accordance with ISO 14001.
*according to DIN EN 13432:2000-12 and NF T51-800:2015