Q-tips—the cotton swabs people use to clean various body nooks and crannies—are harming marine life.
Scotland tackles its Q-tip problem
Scotland isn’t the only country in the UK that’s developed a plastic Q-tip pollution problem. But it is the first country to ban the tiny plastic cotton buds.
Most cotton buds sold in Scotland have a paper handle. But some imported Q-tips with plastic handles are still sold in small corner stores.
The reason behind the plastic ban...