This Plastic Ban Needs to Go Worldwide

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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...

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