Plastic straws and cotton buds set to be banned!

Recycling, the environment, and animal welfare are three things that are not only really important to me as a person, but also as a business owner.

Where ever we can, we try to use products that are never tested on animals and we always ensure that we recycle in the salon.

So, a few weeks ago when I read that plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will soon be banned in the UK, I was delighted and it prompted me to start my blog!

From April 2020, there will be a more conscious effort to reduce the damage of single-use plastics on the environment.

There has been overwhelming public support for the move which will see shops and supermarkets unable to sell the plastic items, while places such as bars, restaurants and spas cannot display plastic straws or hand them out.

Plastic-stemmed cotton buds are in the top 10 most common marine litter items that get washed up on the world’s beaches, and many use plastic-based adhesives to secure the cotton tips.

It is about time that something is done to help protect our environment and precious marine life.

Do you think this is a good move? What more do you think can be done to reduce single-use plastic?