Fidra
PLASTIC FREE BEACHES
KEEP PLASTIC COTTON BUDS OUT OF MARINE LITTER

  • Plastic cotton buds disposed of down toilets enter the sewage system
  • Storm events and blockages result in the release of plastic cotton buds out to sea with untreated sewage
  • The physical structure of plastic cotton buds enables them to bypass the filters of many waste water treatment works and be released to sea with treated sewage
  • At sea plastic cotton buds can attract and concentrate background pollutants to toxic levels
  • Mistaken for food by many animals, plastic cotton buds and the toxins coating them can enter the food chain

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Brands of Non Plastic Cotton Buds - Our Good Buddies

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    Co-operative Fairtrade
    Cotton Buds

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    Marks & Spencer Fairtrade
    Cotton Buds

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    Body Shop Orgainic
    Cotton Buds

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    John Lewis Pure
    Cotton Buds

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    Muji Thin
    Cotton Buds

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    Simply Gentle Organic
    Cotton Buds


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