1000 Flowers for the Planet - #560 Ditch Adhesive Bandages
Adhesive bandage strips are usually made of plastic, are attached to plastic strips to keep sterile and come in plastic packaging. Over the years the size of the pad that’s supposed to cover the wound has decreased to such a small size the strip is practically rendered unusable unless you’re treating a paper cut. They certainly won’t handle the size of a scraped knee. So ditch the adhesive bandage, clean the would thoroughly with clean cool water, use a little soap if deemed necessary and maybe cover with some antiseptic ointment to help prevent infection. So long as the wound remains clean and dry, and does not rub on clothes, it should be fine without a plastic strip on it. [NOTE: This is for minor cuts and abrasions – if in doubt, seek medical advice.]
If we use fewer bandages we keep plastic out of our lives and out of the environment, helping to keep the world a cleaner, healthier place.