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Banning Plastic Buds for a Positive Change

Cotton buds make up almost half of all litter found on UK beaches, and Scotland has reacted by banning plastic-handled cotton buds in order to break the cycle of marine pollution. This is another move forward in the positive pattern to create change:

"Following the plastic bag charge and the announcement of a deposit and return scheme for bottles and cans, this is another good step on the way to a society which uses resources more sensibly."
Dr. Richard Dixon, director of Friends of the Earth Scotland
Scotland is pioneering this change, being the first UK country to take this step. We hope they set a positive example for others to follow…