Here’s the thing, that I touched on in my review of the Zero Waste Home book, zero waste has become a large part of my life, and I almost can’t think of something to share with my readers as an innovation to be zero waste.
And let’s be honest, I’m not zero waste at all – every week I hope it will be the weeks, but there’s always some of that flimsy plastic wrap on something. One thing I still use is band aids.
Bea, the author of the above book, outlines that adults don’t really use them, and a smoothie helped her children’s boo boos. I’m yet to find the smoothie help a paper cut in the folds of my knuckle. Blisters on my heels are also not cured this way. Band aids offer a barrier protection from further aggravation for rubbing or prodding. So, readers, what innovative solutions do you think are out there? I know for smaller cuts and grazes, there’s plastic skin – I wonder whether there’s a ‘hippy’ version one could make of this? Would it actually work for a blister though? Putting it out there…
So this week, I weigh in with 88g! Woozers. That’s after 171g last week and 158g the week prior. I’m exceeding my expectations – makes up for the 3kg week after moving. Any imperial readers, that 88g is 3.1 ounces. And my ‘best ever’ is 67g in July. I feel like I should see if I can beat that, set myself the challenge.
For non regular readers – this is my kitchen bin. I only empty my bathroom and bedroom bin when they are full. This week those bins have seen me add anti-snore strips and their packaging (ie band aids but different), empty tablet packet, a toliet paper wrappers… So elsewhere I’m adding to the waste totals.
And what’s in there?
- band aids and their wrappers
- mince meat tray (yep, again! but I did win on the salami front, so there’s a positive)
- random plastic wrappers
- dumpling bag (not sure it’s the type of plastic Coles takes back)
PS if you want to stop commenting on these weekly posts, I won’t hold it against you. Seriously, I won’t. I’m trying to keep myself accountable, and I understand it’s not always riveting!
So, my question to you is – what could I use in place of band aids for my paper cuts and blisters? I do wear socks, but sometimes they don’t suit the shoes…