Fidra's Research Officer was surprised and delighted to spot the new paper Johnson's Cotton Buds in her local Tesco supermarket.       
But don't worry, an independent brand of cotton buds with paper stems will continue to be stocked by the department store.
If you are not near a shop selling Good Buddy cotton buds, check out an alternative source online while you wait for the changes in cotton bud stem material to materialise!
Waitrose was the first company who committed to The Cotton Bud Project, and its move from plastic to paper cotton buds in September 2016 was achieved with help from Polyco.
As companies are working on alternative materials to plastic for cotton buds, Sainsbury's announces it will be rolling out 100 per cent plastic-free cotton buds
The significant change from plastic to paper in Johnson & Johnson cotton buds is covered by The Guardian, the Independent, The Daily Mail and others
Great to see coverage of Johnson & Johnson's move from plastic to paper cotton buds in Cosmetics Business.
Nothing should be flushed down toilets except paper, poo and pee, but if paper cotton buds do find their way into the sewers, they will become waterlogged and should not reach our waterways and oceans. Read about Johnson's new paper cotton buds and other actions being proposed to reduce plastic marine litter, in The Telegraph's Science section. The full article can be found here  
Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies have followed through on the pledge made in early 2016, to transition their iconic blue plastic cotton buds to paper stems. They will be in shops near you soon.
Monday, 30 January 2017 12:19

Congratulations Mothercare!

The well-known baby and parenting store has pledged to change its ownbrand cotton bud stems to paper, by the end of 2017.
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