The Marine Conservation Society's report for the Great British Beach Clean 2016 lists plastic cotton bud stems as the 6th most common litter item on UK beaches.        
The market leader in Norway's grocery sector has made the transition from plastic to paper cotton bud stems.        
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:46

Sainsburys Cotton Buds

A recent statement from Sainsburys gives exciting news on the future of their own-brand cotton buds with plastic stems.        
Friday, 28 October 2016 17:43

Waitrose Cotton Buds with Paper Stems

Look out for the new Essential Waitrose Cotton Buds and Essential Waitrose Cosmetic Tipped Cotton Buds now available.        
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 13:57

France announces ban on plastic cotton buds

France has pledged to ban cotton buds with plastic stems by the year 2020! 
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:23

International Water Industry Position Statement

International water industry position statement on non-flushable and 'flushable' labelled products
NEWS- Natural Beauty News, 18th August 2016. Waitrose becomes first supermarket to cut plastics in key beauty products. An article released in Natural Beauty News features the transition of Waitrose from plastic to paper-stemmed buds, as part of their greater commitment to remove microbeads from their full cosmetic product range.  Read more here.            
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 09:26

Best Buddies Help Marine Life

NEWS-BLOG - Save Scottish Seas, 2 August 2016. Best Buddies Help Marine Life. Countless millions of cotton buds are now polluting our seas.  In this guest blog, Fidra's Clare Cavers explains the background to The Cotton Bud Project and what is being done to tackle this plastic problem at source...    
Thursday, 21 July 2016 09:31

Plastic-free beauty pledge

The plastic stems of cotton buds are often found littering British beaches.  But from September the stems of Waitrose own-brand cotton buds will be made from paper.
PRESS - Daily Mail Online, 16 July 2016. Waitrose won't stock ANY products with microbeads: store says it will also change the stems of cotton buds from plastic to paper in a drive against pollution and waste. The supermarket's crackdown comes amid concerns 'plastic poison' is harming the UK's beaches and marine wildlife. Read more
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