That's right, see ya later disposable Q-TIPS. You may not have heard of them before, but these nifty picks have been used for centuries in China and Japan.
While cotton buds push excess wax further into your ear canal with each use, these bamboo picks literally scoop that gunk right out. They are meant only to be used in the outer region (like all ear swabs). AND, due to their design, they protect your eardrum and are much more effective at cleaning. These come in multiple colours to ensure no one at home uses one that's not theirs...because yuck. Not suitable for children, unless an adult is doing the scooping!
One of these bamboo picks will last ages, can be composted if worn down, and costs less than two boxes of Q-TIPS. Save money, save the 🌎.
Best practice: wipe the wax on some scrap cloth or a reusable makeup remover pad between each passing and throw it in the wash rather than disposing of a tissue or piece of toilet paper.