Our Supporters

“The Cotton Bud Project and its goal to drive change within the industry towards the use of alternatives to plastic sticks is a great example of the valuable work that Fidra do raising awareness of marine litter issues and contributing to the implementation of Scotland’s first Marine Litter Strategy.”
Roseanna Cunningham, The Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

“As an environmental charity we aim to help people change the way they think about Scotland’s environment and encourage them to take action to improve and protect it.  We are proud to support The Cotton Bud Project, and will actively encourage people to take the good buddy pledge and to dispose of used cotton buds in a bin, rather than flush them down the toilet”.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful

Fauna & Flora International



‘The Cotton Bud Project is another great example of constructive conversations effectively bringing about positive behaviour change. Fidra have done a great job at setting in motion a tide-change across the industry that has seen many market leaders join the Good Buddy List. FFI is proud to be working alongside Fidra’.
Tanya Cox, Marine Plastics Programme Manager


Scottish Wildlife Trust



'Catalysing a step change in the behaviour of both consumers and producers is no easy task, but what Fidra have shown with The Cotton Bud Project (as well as the Great Nurdle Hunt) is that it can be achieved. At a time when the extent and impact of marine plastic pollution is only just being realised, the Scottish Wildlife Trust are proud supporters of this project.'

Susan Davies, Director of Conservation.