Please reconsider the purchase of plastic cotton buds

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Plastic cotton buds are the most common plastic waste item found in the sea.

If you do use them PLEASE don’t flush them down the toilet as they are a danger to seabirds and other sea creatures like these lovely puffins on the Isle of May in Scotland.

I only purchase paper cotton buds and I get mine from the Body Shop.

Please see http://www.cottonbudproject.org.uk for more information and for a list of non plastic cotton bud suppliers.

Lana x

 

10 Comments

  1. I had no idea what a cotton bud was, here we call them Q-tips. Either way, that’s terrible what damage they cause to the environment and those cute little birds!! I hope people wise up.

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    1. Oh yes I should have remembered that and included as most of my WP friends are in US. I think Q tips is a brand name though? Like calling your vacuum cleaner the hoover? 🙂
      I adore puffins – they are very comical when they come in to land.

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      1. Ohhh you might be right about it being a brand. But they are still commonly known as Q-tips, like tissues are often called Kleenex (also a brand). We don’t call vacuums Hoovers though, unless it’s actually a Hoover brand. Funny how things in other countries can be so different!

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