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LastSwab Original

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The original reusable and sustainable alternative to cotton swabs. Easy to use and easy to clean. The case is made from Recycled Ocean-Bound Plastic. One LastSwab replaces +1000 single-use cotton swabs.
The original reusable and sustainable alternative to cotton swabs. Easy to use and easy to clean.
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Overview

Get Swabbed off Your Feet

Footprint

LastSwab Is 8.3X Better
for the Planet Than
Single-Use Swabs

and feels just as
good to use as
regular cotton
swabs

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Press

“Cute, and incredibly sustainable alternatives for hard-to-replace bathroom essentials”

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Reviews
Kristen G.
Verified buyer
Bright colors make it easy to keep track of

So easy to clean. I suddenly have way more room in my medicine cabinet - a no brainer.

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Features

Why Use LastSwab?

  • Durable and Sustainable

    The medical-grade silicone tips feel just as great to use as cotton swabs, but will last for thousands of uses.

  • Rediculously Easy to Clean!

    It might feel unusual to clean your swab at first, but with soap and water it just takes two seconds per tip. Not a biggie, right?

  • Store It or Bring It Everywhere!

    With the case, it’s convenient to store or bring, and it takes up no space at all. Put it in your gym bag, overnight bag, toiletry bag, makeup drawer or any place you fancy.

  • Case Is Built to Last

    The case is made of recycled Ocean Bound Plastic, and with proper care it will last you for 5-10 years.

How to Use

Easy to Use & Easy to Clean

Step 1. Store It

Always keep your swab in the case to make it last longer. Bring with you or store in your bathroom.

Step 2. Use It

Take the swab out of the case and use it. Clean your ears, separate eyelashes, apply ointments or however you normally use swabs.

Step 3. Clean It

Clean the tips with soap and water. Use soap and water or hand sanitizer to clean the case.

Step 4. Pop It

Pop the swab back into the case for safe-keeping. The swab can dry inside the case.

Ambassadors

Meet Our
Eco-Warriors

Lauren

Lauren tells us what she loves about our LastSwab and why she won’t go anywhere without it

Nono

Nono explains why LastSwab is the best way to get rid of the itchiness in your ears

Alexis

Check out why Alexis says she’s never going back to cotton q-tips after trying our LastSwab

Footprint

2 Inch Closer to a Better and
Cleaner Future

Footprint Facts*

Product Life Cycle Is Validated by a 3rd Party
  • LastSwab is 8.3 X better for the environment**
  • Reduces carbon footprint (CO2) by 83%
  • Reduces water consumption by 92%
  • Reduces primary energy demand by 80%
  • After just 35 uses, you break even with CO2 emissions

*Compared to single-use swabs
**Considering all 22 environmental categories

Care for Your Case

The case made of Ocean Bound Plastic is sturdy and will last for about five years. Simply replace your LastSwab with LastSwab Refill once they are done.

Keep the case out of sunshine to prolong its lifetime.

Keep the water usage to a minimum when cleaning the case and if possible, use a hand sanitiser instead.

After a long and happy life, the case can be recycled with hard plastic.

The World’s First Reusable Alternative to Cotton Swabs

Stick to Reusables

After a long and happy life, the LastSwab case can be recycled together with plastic. The rod is a mix of materials and can be sent in with the Pact Collective Recycling program (US/Canada). The cardboard packaging can enjoy a new life by recycling it with cardboard.

In the Press

Read Our
Glowing Reviews

"Cute, and incredibly sustainable alternatives for the hard-to-replace bathroom essentials."

"A Reusable cotton swab to combat the billions of single-use cotton swabs"

"It’s good for everything from swiping off eyeliner to post-shower ear cleaning"

"Cotton swabs end up infiltrating our oceans, the LastSwab remains in your bathroom"

"I used the same cotton swab for a week and to be honest, I sort of loved it"

Kickstarter

How It Started

LastSwab was the first product we launched and it was a Kickstarter success. Our brave founders did extensive marketing research beforehand, and the verdict was conclusive; a reusable swab would never make it.

So naturally, they decided to go ahead and launch it anyway. After many proptotypes, years of perfecting and testing, it was finally ready for the world. And that’s how LastSwab became the first ever reusable swab, challenging all the single-use giants.

LastSwab was the first product we launched and it was a Kickstarter success. Our brave founders did extensive marketing research beforehand, and the verdict was conclusive; a reusable swab would never make it.

So naturally, they decided to go ahead and launch it anyway. After many proptotypes, years of perfecting and testing, it was finally ready for the world. And that’s how LastSwab became the first ever reusable swab, challenging all the single-use giants.

FAQ

Everything You Want to Know

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Shipping

Do you offer worldwide shipping for LastSwab?

We ship almost worldwide at competitive rates. For a list of countries we currently can't deliver to, see here.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Order delivery times for different regions are outlined below:

  • The U.S. and Canada: 3 - 6 working days with standard shipping and 2 - 3 business days with express shipping.
  • EU and UK orders: 3 - 6 working days with standard shipping and 2 - 3 business days with express shipping.
  • Rest of the world: 4 - 14 working days with standard shipping and 2 - 7 business days with express shipping.

You'll receive the full delivery details in your order confirmation email.

How can I track my order?

Once your order has been dispatched, you'll receive an email with tracking information.

Which shipping carriers do you use?

We use all major carriers and postal services, as well as reputable local courier partners.You'll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.

Are there duty charges, taxes, or other additional fees?

If you live outside the U.S., Canada, EU, or UK, you will be responsible for any duty charges, taxes, and any other fees that may be applicable in your location.

Product

What is LastSwab made from?

LastSwab's rod is made from polypropylene (PP) that's reinforced with glass fiber and the soft tip ends are produced using thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). The carry case is made from recycled ocean-bound plastic.

What is recycled ocean bound plastic?

The vast majority of ocean plastic originates within 30 miles (50 kilometers) of the planet's coastlines. Poor waste management within this 30-miles zone causes approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic to end up in oceans. Diverting and then recycling this excess of ocean-bound plastic, protects sea life and marine ecosystems and also goes a long way towards reducing inland plastic pollution as well. Our supplier is the first company in the world to receive Ocean-Bound Plastic certification, which was developed by Zero Plastic Oceans and audited by Control Union.

What's wrong with normal single-use cotton swabs?

Single-use cotton swabs made of plastic or paper have a damaging impact on the environment. The average person goes through hundreds of single-use swabs per year. In addition to production and packaging, these cotton swabs must also go through warehousing and shipping only to be used and immediately discarded — sometimes within a matter or seconds. During this process, the use of raw materials and level of carbon emissions significantly impacts the planet and propels global warming, which ultimately accelerates climate change. Switching to reusable products like LastSwab plays a small but critical role in minimizing this environmental damage.

How many times can you reuse LastSwab?

LastSwab is carefully designed and rigorously tested to last upto 1,000 uses.

Is LastSwab Sanitary?

Yes, we developed LastSwab with health and hygiene in mind. You can easily clean LastSwab with a little water and soap or use a disinfectant, for example, rubbing alcohol to sanitize it.

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

We advise you to use LastSwab Baby instead. LastSwab Baby is specially designed with child-safe ends that are perfect for cleaning areas around the ears, nose, and navel of your young ones.

Can I get allergies from using LastSwab?

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

Can I use LastSwab for nail polish removal, art projects or instrument cleaning?

You can generally use a LastSwab as you would use a single use swab. Just keep in mind that LastSwab isn't heat resistant.

How many singles-use q-tips must LastSwab replace to ensure a healthier environment?

It only takes 36 uses, which translates to just over a month of use, for LastSwab to be a better option than single-use q-tips in terms of carbon footprint. Lasting upto to 1,000 uses, it's easy to see why LastSwab is making such a big difference in the fight against the single-use epidemic.

Where is LastSwab manufactured?

LastSwab Basic is manufactured in Denmark.

Sustainability

Single-use products & alternatives

Single-use cotton swabs made of plastic or paper have a damaging impact on the environment. In addition to production and packaging, these cotton swabs must also go through warehousing and shipping only to be used and immediately discarded — sometimes within a matter or seconds. During this process, the use of raw materials and level of carbon emissions significantly impacts the planet and propels global warming, which ultimately accelerates climate change. Switching to reusable products like LastSwab plays a small but critical role in minimizing this environmental damage.

Lifecycle analysis & breaking even

LastSwab is 8.3 times better for the environment considering all 22 environmental impact categories. After just 35 uses you break even with CO2 emissions. If you use your swab once per day, this means it takes just a month to ensure a happier and healthier environment. To make that even better, water consumption is reduced by 92%.

Vegan & cruelty-free

LastSwab is completely vegan and we don't test on animals. By using reusable products, you ensure single-use products don't end up in nature to become food for the animals. So it's not just about avoiding products which are cruelty-free, but taking it further to completely replace these types of products with better and kinder options.

Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic

We work with recycled Ocean Bound Plastic in two ways. First of all, we collaborate with the organization Plastic For Change to remove 1lb of plastic with every single order. This means that tonnes of plastic waste is removed from nature just because you make a purchase. The other way is that we reuse some of this recycled plastic in our cases. This means we never have to use any virgin plastic, and every part of the process is circular.

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