New Year’s imposed resolution.
As of January 1st , 2019 on the entire Italian territory it will be forbidden the sale of cotton buds to clean the years.
Yes, no more on the shelves of supermarkets, nor at the local grocery. This happens 2 years in advance of what EU just recently voted to require from all countries.
The choice is clear has a serious intent. Reduce plastic pollution and one of the most common item present in our water. Plastic cotton buds.
They litterally infest the seas and Italy wants to take a stance. Surely not enough, but a significant action and signal in respect of the environment.
Ready to panic
But how consumers will react? Well, if you are currently panicking, well, there’s a remedy and it’s actually way healtier than with plastic buds.
Water. And soap. That’s it. In general massaging the area around the ear can help further in keeping clean the ears. Only in case of blocks, some oil emollients may become handy.