Millions of plastic cotton bud stems are littering UK beaches. They’re in the top five plastic items found and the stems can easily be replaced by paper, so City to Sea is asking UK retailers to stop making plastic buds and needs your support! Please sign & share the petition at NOW!

Sign and share the petition at to ask UK retailers to change the stems of cotton buds from plastic to paper. 60% of sewage-related plastic pollution in the UK comes from cotton buds, with millions of them littering our riverbanks and coastline. UK Retailers are currently reviewing their policies on this issue so now’s the time to sign and share – thank you!


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