First, this is gold, from trash talking Republicans:
For the past few months, I’ve held off the cleaner from emptying the bathroom bin. Cause I’m a nutso.
Here’s what I know
- we use many plastic/foil sheets of medications, prescription or otherwise. It’s the standard way to get pain killer or anything in Australia. Thankfully, vitamins etc come in bottle.
- shaving cream: I have no idea what makes up those pressurised canisters!? And not too different to asthma medication sprays too…
- band aids: the plasticised slips they come in, and their mixed media fabric and adhesive make up
- floss & floss picks: I tried and failed with a compostable alternative. The BF prefers the picks, and I promote his efforts in dental hygiene, waste be damned.
- expired tubes of medication, and toothpaste – there’s no way I’m at ‘tooth powder’ stage in a zero waste journey, so that’ll stay.
There’s two or three positives:
- toliet tubes: I recycle those
- hair: I loved having a shaved head, but now I have more ‘normal’ (for me) length hair, there’s a lot of it that comes out in a hairbrush. Thankfully, it’s natural (no colours/dyes) so I will consider composting it
- cotton buds: something I can’t do without, but I sought out organic cotton with cardboard sticks which I feel better about than plastic sticks
Overall, I would love to know more about those ‘jar of trash’ stars, and how they deal with my bag of items in the first list. It abandoning some convenience and habits the only way? Do they never cut themselves or have a headache…?