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Publication - Consultation paper

Ban on manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds: proposal

Published: 27 Apr 2018

A consultation to gather views from stakeholders on the introduction of a ban on the manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds in Scotland.

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Ban on manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds: proposal
Footnote

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Footnote

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