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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...

 

 

Visit the beach and you may well find yourself scanning the tideline for that perfect pebble or shell, only to find a litter of man-made objects amongst the natural debris.  In the tangles of seaweed are lots of little plastic sticks, often mistaken for lollipop sticks or straws, but actually the remains of some of the hundreds of thousands of cotton buds flushed down toilets every week in the UK.

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