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The scourge of single-use cotton pads and how you can do beterre for your skin and our Planet

We are all trying to do beterre for our Earth one step at a time. From bags to straws, many of us had already adopted eco-friendly alternatives. Today, beterre decided to tell you more about reusable cotton pads to show you why you need to adopt them asap!

Scientific evidence

Whether they are used to remove make-up or to apply toner, a woman uses an average of 6 cotton pads per day, which means a total of about 2100 per year. If you use single-use cotton pads, it means that every disc you use will end up in the trash. Moreover, they often come up with plastic packaging that is not recycled and ends up in our landfills.

You’re probably thinking we may compost our single-use cotton pads. Well in fact we cannot! Even if they’re made of 100% cotton, they can’t be composted if they have been in contact with chemicals such as make-up. Besides, cotton pads are often mixed with synthetic materials such as polyester, so they can’t be recycled. And we don’t even mention that it takes about 10,000 liters of water to produce one kilogram of cotton. A lot of waste right?

Choose a beterre alternative

The first thing that comes to mind is to choose reusable cotton pads. Soft, easy to use, and washable, reusable cotton pads are a beterre alternative. Indeed, they are plastic-free, they can be reused up to 500 times and they can be recycled.

You just need to use them properly. For instance, after removing your make-up or applying your toner, you can simply hand wash or throw them in the washing machine. Then, you can air dry and reuse them again.

Don’t forget to recycle

Once your cotton pads have reached their end of life, you can recycle the polyester thread and put the rest of the fabric into a composting bin. Cotton and bamboo are natural fibers and completely biodegradable materials. So, it means that you can put them into compost. They will break down naturally without polluting the planet.

We all can do beterre one step at a time. We just need to choose reusable over disposable and quality over quantity so we can reduce our footprint and stop harming our Earth. See it’s super easy to adopt sustainable alternatives so why don’t we all do efforts so we and the future generations can have a beterre future!

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