Plastic cotton buds are found on beaches and in waterways around the world. Cotton buds largely go unnoticed because they don’t cause major blockages in the sewage systems and many pass through to end up on our beaches, where they are often hard to spot amongst the seaweed and other debris. However, scientists are becomingly increasingly concerned about the effects of all plastics in the marine environment.

MIO-ECSDE’s member NGO, MerTerre, following its commitment to protect the oceans and fight against plastic pollution, invites you to fill out a 2-minute survey on how you use and discard cotton buds. Click here to fill out the survey