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The Environmental Protection (Cotton Buds) Regulations 2019

06 September 2019

Comes into force: 12th October 2019
Jurisdiction: Scotland

These Regulations now make it an offence to manufacture, sell, intend to sell or be in possession to sell any plastic cotton bud, in Scotland from the 12th October 2019. Organisations can be found liable of offences as bodies corporate under this regulation.

Enforcement officers now have powers of entry under warrant, enabling them to carry out investigations for suspected offences. Any parties found guilty, may be liable for punishment of either a fine not exceeding £5,000 and /or a prison sentence not exceeding 2 years.

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