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Plastic free swabs

Swabs and the receptacle are made of plastic. Hundreds of thousands of swabs are used every day and all this single use plastic is sent for incineration, adding noxious fumes from burning plastic to the atmosphere.  Let's make swabs and their receptacles from recycled cardboard instead of plastic (like drinking straws). If they absolutely must be made of plastic, let's reduce the amount of plastic used by making swabs shorter. Swabs are routinely around 20cm long. For most sampling ,this...

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Esther Youd

United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jun 9, 2020

Bio I am a consultant Histopathologist in South Wales, Assistant Registrar at the Royal College of Pathologists and sustainability lead for RCPath.


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