PLASTIC FREE BEACHES
KEEP PLASTIC COTTON BUDS OUT OF MARINE LITTER & REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR SEAS

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.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:26

Have you cottoned on to Marine Scotland's blog?

 Fidra was very kindly asked to contribute

       

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.

An online Sun article explains the action against plastic cotton buds

       

The Times describes how more retailers have pledged to ditch plastic cotton buds for paper, effectively banning them.

       

Great to see Tesco and Sainsbury's both committing to ditch the plastic in cotton buds.

       

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