LastSwab Whale Blue
LastSwab is a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs, buds and Q-tips.
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. 🐋
And a corn-based carry case.
LastObject is dedicated to creating sustainable alternatives to single-use items.
They strongly believe that the age of single use plastic as well as the “use and discard culture” have come to an end and the recent legislative measures from EU support this vision. They want LastSwab and upcoming reusable products to be part of a future where we are much more thoughtful of how we spend our resources so that maybe our grandchildren will laugh at how granddad used to throw out products he had only used once, as if there was a planet B.
They found a Canadian contract manufacturer, located in China and India who is an expert on manufacturing in China. They have been very transparent and keeping us informed about the process, deadlines and our concerns about keeping Carbon emissions down.
They have absolute faith in their contract manufacturer and they gave us the following information about the social, ecological and logistical worries that we all share: Workers working conditions, carbon emissions conditions and knowhow to make The LastSwab a customer success:
Concerning carbon emissions, a modern exhaust system is in place. This deals with the processing of gases in connection to the production of The LastSwab and is following the rigid standards of the Environmental Protection Bureau which is the Chinese agency working to reduce CO2 emissions everywhere in China.
The workers at the factory where The LastSwab is produced are receiving top notch treatment in accordance with Chinese law that is set to ensure fair worker wages, work hours (maximum 40 per week) and safety!
Reusable packaging, yes!
We use RePack reusable packaging, to send as ecologically as possible. The RePack is reusable packaging, which you can return in any post box in the world. Less waste, in practise almost no packaging waste as the rest of the packaging materials is also recycled, except for the tape.
As the shipping costs of RePack - to send it for reuse are still a bit higher, under a certain amount a packaging deposit will be charged. In any case, you will receive a 10% gift voucher after you return the RePack packaging (free of charge) for your next purchase, which you can also use in several other ecological web stores. This is a win-win situation for you and the environment. Read more about RePack here.
Shipping is free to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, France and the UK when the order is over 149 euros. Over 99 euros, you will only be charged a RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros. Under 99 euros, you will be charged as follows:
- in Belgium: 3.99 euros shipping + the RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros, making 7.49 euros
- in the Netherlands, Germany and Luxemburg: 6 euros shipping + the RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros, making 9.50 euros.
- in France and the UK: 8 euros shipping + the RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros, making 11.50 euros.
For other countries within the rest of Europe and the USA, the shipping rates are generally 12-20 euros + RePack deposit, depending on the area. Above 149 or 199 euros, depending on the area, shipping is free.
We do ship all over the world. RePack packaging can be returned from all ovr the world. Feel free to contact us for the shipping rates to your country.
Gift vouchers are delivered always for free. Pick up at the shop is also free.
How quick do you deliver?
In Belgium delivery times are normally 1 to 2 working days. International orders will take a bit more time, normally 5 days in EU. For express delivery, please contact us beforehand about express delivery shipping rates.
If a product is marked out of stock and you would like to know when it will become available again, do contact us.
Can I return an order?
If you are unhappy with the product you ordered, you can of course return it. For all return/exchange requests, just contact us within 14 days of receiving your order via firstname.lastname@example.org or +32(0)486341255. No refunds or exchanges will be given for packages returned without prior communication.
Of course, returns and exchanges are only accepted when the product and the packaging is sent back in its original state. Please note that you are responsible for the product until it reaches us, therefore we advise to use an assured delivery (signature will be asked at delivery). All shipping costs for the returns and exchange are to be paid by the customer and will not be refunded.
Items on sale cannot be returned or exchanged.