Scottish Government’s plans to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic stemmed cotton buds

 

 Gullane announcement

Scottish Government’s plans to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic stemmed cotton buds

On a cold East Lothian beach, Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform announced the exciting news that the Scottish Government plans to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic stemmed cotton buds.

The Environment Secretary was joined by representatives from Fidra, news media from the BBC, ITV amongst others and more than 20 excited youngsters from Gullane Beavers. Despite the biting cold, spirits were high as the news illustrated that change is possible in the fight against plastic pollution.

A big thank you must be extended to our partners, supporters and all those retailers who have already made the responsible decision to remove plastic cotton buds from their shelves. For more information see BBC Scotland's coverage of the announcement here


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