I was recently asked by a friend, which was better – plastic free, (but single use) cotton swabs, or reusable ones? I answered as best I could – my logical thought process said that if they are made from a natural product that could biodegradable, then that was definitely for the best. It got me thinking – was it actually the best advice? It seemed to be a bit of a grey area for me. Should I be choosing biodegradable and compostable products, or reusing more? What are the other effects, (other than single use plastic pollution) that influence the choices I make to help reduce my family’s environmental impact?