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Cotton Wool

Recycle at home

No, cotton wool cannot currently be recycled at home.

Is cotton wool recyclable?

  • Cotton wool is not recyclable and should be placed in your bag or bin for non-recyclable waste;

  • Do not flush cotton wool down the toilet as it expands when placed in water and can cause blockages.

Good to know

You can buy eco-friendly, bamboo based, reusable cotton pads from a number of zero waste organisations and online retailers.

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