JOHNSON'S® cotton buds are made from only 100% pure cotton tips and 100% paper sticks. Pure cotton is naturally absorbent and gentle. Some of you may have noticed a change in JOHNSON'S® cotton buds recently, from blue plastic to white paper sticks. We have decided to remove the plastic and replace it with 100% paper in support of wider campaigns to protect the environment by reducing plastic waste in our country's rivers and seas. Our decision to switch has been welcomed by environmental organisations.