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Paper-stemmed cotton buds will continue to be non-flushable, but better labelling is needed to ensure the message gets across!      
Friday, 07 April 2017 16:48

Nurdle News Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of Nurdle News is now available with updates from Fidra's Cotton Bud Project, and news of other projects that you can get involved with.
The new Spring 2017 edition of Marine Conservation, the Marine Conservation Society's quarterly magazine, is out now.  Great to see cotton buds make it onto page 2.      
Fidra's Research Officer was surprised and delighted to spot the new paper Johnson's Cotton Buds in her local Tesco supermarket.       
But don't worry, an independent brand of cotton buds with paper stems will continue to be stocked by the department store.
If you are not near a shop selling Good Buddy cotton buds, check out an alternative source online while you wait for the changes in cotton bud stem material to materialise!
Waitrose was the first company who committed to The Cotton Bud Project, and its move from plastic to paper cotton buds in September 2016 was achieved with help from Polyco.
As companies are working on alternative materials to plastic for cotton buds, Sainsbury's announces it will be rolling out 100 per cent plastic-free cotton buds
The significant change from plastic to paper in Johnson & Johnson cotton buds is covered by The Guardian, the Independent, The Daily Mail and others
Great to see coverage of Johnson & Johnson's move from plastic to paper cotton buds in Cosmetics Business.
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