Switch the Stick Cotton Bud Campaign Success!


We had the chance to do something about one of the UK's main offenders when it comes to plastic pollution ... Cotton Buds. AND TOGETHER WE DID IT!

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Superdrug, Boots UK and Wilko have recently made announcements at the end of 2016 after pressure from over 150,000 38 Degrees members and City to Sea founder Natalie Fee’s call for all retailers to ‘Switch the Stick’ and only sell biodegradable paper stem buds.

Thank you to EVERYONE who supported this campaign, to Fidra for their work with the Cotton Bud Project ... and especially to Wessex Water, Thames Water and Anglian Water for funding #SwitchtheStick!

Read the latest campaign news here.

We'll be continuing the pressure this year to ensure all retailers stick to their commitments to switch from plastic to paper buds by the end of 2017.