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How do I clean my LastSwab?

LastSwab is the sanitary, reusable alternative to single-use swabs that can be cleaned using soap and warm water. πŸ’¦

What is LastSwab made of?

The swab ends are TPE, the rod is plastic, and the case is PLA which is made of corn and is biodegradable. 🌱 When creating a product to last for thousands of uses, durability is key. LastSwab replaces thousands of single-use cotton swabs. Even if LastSwab 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. πŸ‹

Why not just use paper and cotton ones?

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. πŸš› 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 like LastSwab, which you can use thousands of times.

How long does LastSwab last?

LastSwab is tested to withhold up to 1000 uses. πŸ’ͺ

How does the Beauty LastSwab work best?

Our LastSwab beauty experts dip the ends in makeup remover to take off excess mascara on their eyelids. πŸ’‹

How do I sanitize it, and can I use the Beauty LastSwab in my beauty salon?

LastSwabs are easily cleaned with water and a little soap. The Beauty LastSwab can be cleaned with a little makeup remover.

Is LastSwab sanitary?

LastSwabs are easily cleaned with water and a little soap. You can also use a disinfectant like rubbing alcohol to sanitize it.

Can I use LastSwab to clean a child's ear?

We do NOT recommend LastSwab or any cotton swab to clean a child's ear. πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Why not use a bamboo box for LastSwab?

A bamboo box would be lovely, but since this is a product that needs to be hygienic, we have chosen a biodegradable corn-based material that can be sterilized. πŸ‘πŸ’«

Is LastSwab safe to use?

We recommend always swabbing carefully. For tips on how to clean your ears safely, please see our blog article on the topic: https://lastobject.com/blogs/blog/how-to-clean-your-ears-safely

Can I get allergies using LastSwab?

LastSwab is Latex free. For more specific information on allergenics, please contact us at hello@lastobject.com

Can I return my product?

We always aim for make sure our customers love our products, but if you do need to return an order, we’re happy to help. Just email us directly and we’ll take you through the process.

Can I get my product personalized?

It depends on the creator and the product. All options are outlined on the product page, so look out for customization options there.

Can I use the LastSwab for cleaning my gun, art projects, doing my nails, dabbing?

You can generally use a LastSwab as you would use a single use swab, but keep in mind that the LastSwab is not heat resistant and you can not use it with solvents such as acetone or nail polish remover.

What material is used for the packaging?

LastSwab packaging is made of plastic free cardboard and paper.

How do I dispose of LastSwab?

Different countries have different systems. We would mainly advice to get it incinerated πŸ”₯ for energy πŸ’‘.

How do I recycle the packaging?

Reuse the packaging yourself, or deliver it to a cardboard or paper recycling container.

How many single use swabs does LastSwab need to replace to be better for the environment?

The question is complicated to answer precisely as the carbon footprint of 1000 single use swabs depends on the materials used: organic cotton or not, wood sticks or paper, the distance between production and consumption, waste management options at the location they are discarded etc.

Will you donate some LastSwabs to our charity?

You are always welcome to send us a message at hello@lastobject.com if you are looking for items for your charity raffle or event. We especially love supporting projects bringing focus to waste reduction, beach cleanup, marine life etc.

Is LastTissue hygienic?

Yes, the clean and used tissues are separated by a silicone barrier sown unto one of the six tissues in the pack, and the tissues can be washed at 60C/140F to make sure germs are killed before the case is refilled. The silicone case is even safe to put in the dishwasher.

I'm already using a handkerchief, why should I get a LastTissue?

LastTissue is reusable like a handkerchief, but with the convenience of a single use tissue pack. In one pack you get six clean tissues, and you have a practical and hygienic case to store the used tissues in until it’s time to wash them.

How long will LastTissue last?

Each of the six cotton tissues in a pack can be reused over 480 times, bringing the total number of single use tissues a pack will replace over 2800. You can extend the lifetime of a handkerchief by using a laundry bag when you wash them.

How do you fold the tissues when refilling the case?

You can fold the tissues any way you would like, just remember that the tissue with the silicone barrier should be the last one to go into the case.

Does LastSwab ship anywhere in the world?

Yes we do . Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout.  

How long will it take to get my order?

US orders take 3-6 days, but we have 2 day option. EU orders take 3-7 days. The rest of the world takes 4-14 days. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.

How can I track my order?

You will receive an email update when your order is dispatched including a tracking number for the delivery. Your order page will also be updated with the tracking number when the order is on the way.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.

Duties, fees and taxes

Please note that if you live outside The US and Europe you will be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.

Other questions?

You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.

Can I get LastSwab in my store?

Yes, we do! To get started with wholesale, please fill out our wholesale questionnaire. πŸ‘Œ

Do you Have Any Questions?
If you need our help, have questions about our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.