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  • Sea_ShellSea_Shell Forumite
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    I read in The Grocer, that sales of personal care products are down £380 million so ewwww

    Personal care products are largely unnecessary and often terrible for the environment, hopefully people are realising they can be clean and hygienic without needing tons of single use plastic!

    Personally I'm just trying to save my sanity at this moment in time....the planet will have to wait it's turn!!!
    "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!!

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    I've stopped having gel nails. I used to have them done 2 x a month at £25 a pop!  First lockdown I bought my own kit but didn't enjoy it the same so only did it a couple of times. 

    Forty and fabulous, well that's what my cards say....
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    Sea_Shell said:
    I read in The Grocer, that sales of personal care products are down £380 million so ewwww

    Personal care products are largely unnecessary and often terrible for the environment, hopefully people are realising they can be clean and hygienic without needing tons of single use plastic!

    Personally I'm just trying to save my sanity at this moment in time....the planet will have to wait it's turn!!!
    Another thing that worries me greatly about this situation, all this plastic PPE, all these disposable masks, yes air pollution and emissions are down which is great, but climate change isn’t going to pause and wait for us while we deal with COVID, we are currently living through TWO huge crises.
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    Sea_Shell said:
    I read in The Grocer, that sales of personal care products are down £380 million so ewwww

    Personal care products are largely unnecessary and often terrible for the environment, hopefully people are realising they can be clean and hygienic without needing tons of single use plastic!

    Personally I'm just trying to save my sanity at this moment in time....the planet will have to wait it's turn!!!
    Another thing that worries me greatly about this situation, all this plastic PPE, all these disposable masks, yes air pollution and emissions are down which is great, but climate change isn’t going to pause and wait for us while we deal with COVID, we are currently living through TWO huge crises.
    So wear a washable mask like I do and keep two feet firmly on the ground. My own view is that if enough hysteria can be generated, the majority will  become favourably inclined towards solutions potentially worse than the problems . Some of the  lunacy relating to Covid is a great demonstration of this, hence my signature. A trashed economy will not make us healthier.
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    edited 16 January at 10:32AM
    Davesnave said:
    Sea_Shell said:
    I read in The Grocer, that sales of personal care products are down £380 million so ewwww

    Personal care products are largely unnecessary and often terrible for the environment, hopefully people are realising they can be clean and hygienic without needing tons of single use plastic!

    Personally I'm just trying to save my sanity at this moment in time....the planet will have to wait it's turn!!!
    Another thing that worries me greatly about this situation, all this plastic PPE, all these disposable masks, yes air pollution and emissions are down which is great, but climate change isn’t going to pause and wait for us while we deal with COVID, we are currently living through TWO huge crises.
    So wear a washable mask like I do and keep two feet firmly on the ground. My own view is that if enough hysteria can be generated, the majority will  become favourably inclined towards solutions potentially worse than the problems . Some of the  lunacy relating to Covid is a great demonstration of this, hence my signature. A trashed economy will not make us healthier.
    I work in a healthcare, we can't wear the re-usable masks at work.  I do wear a cloth one outside of work. 

    The economy isn't my biggest concern, its a construct anyway, human will can solve the problems arising from damage to the economy, not so the climate. 
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    Davesnave said:
    Sea_Shell said:
    I read in The Grocer, that sales of personal care products are down £380 million so ewwww

    Personal care products are largely unnecessary and often terrible for the environment, hopefully people are realising they can be clean and hygienic without needing tons of single use plastic!

    Personally I'm just trying to save my sanity at this moment in time....the planet will have to wait it's turn!!!
    Another thing that worries me greatly about this situation, all this plastic PPE, all these disposable masks, yes air pollution and emissions are down which is great, but climate change isn’t going to pause and wait for us while we deal with COVID, we are currently living through TWO huge crises.
    So wear a washable mask like I do and keep two feet firmly on the ground. My own view is that if enough hysteria can be generated, the majority will  become favourably inclined towards solutions potentially worse than the problems . Some of the  lunacy relating to Covid is a great demonstration of this, hence my signature. A trashed economy will not make us healthier.
    I volunteer for NHS and we can't use cloth masks. 
    My friend uses cloth at work but admits to not changing every 4 hours and says she only washes them once a week.....  I think for those in contact with hospitals etc the medical grade ones will always be throw away ones unfortunately. 
    Forty and fabulous, well that's what my cards say....
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    edited 16 January at 7:27PM
    Davesnave said:
    Sea_Shell said:
    I read in The Grocer, that sales of personal care products are down £380 million so ewwww

    Personal care products are largely unnecessary and often terrible for the environment, hopefully people are realising they can be clean and hygienic without needing tons of single use plastic!

    Personally I'm just trying to save my sanity at this moment in time....the planet will have to wait it's turn!!!
    Another thing that worries me greatly about this situation, all this plastic PPE, all these disposable masks, yes air pollution and emissions are down which is great, but climate change isn’t going to pause and wait for us while we deal with COVID, we are currently living through TWO huge crises.
    So wear a washable mask like I do and keep two feet firmly on the ground. My own view is that if enough hysteria can be generated, the majority will  become favourably inclined towards solutions potentially worse than the problems . Some of the  lunacy relating to Covid is a great demonstration of this, hence my signature. A trashed economy will not make us healthier.
    I work in a healthcare, we can't wear the re-usable masks at work.  I do wear a cloth one outside of work. 
    The economy isn't my biggest concern, its a construct anyway, human will can solve the problems arising from damage to the economy, not so the climate. 
    If you use PPE as part of health related work, then of course you should use the pro version, just as I should if I'm spraying on the farm, demolishing a wall or dealing with asbestos. Professionals do not usually litter the street with discarded equipment.
    The economy can be a construct if you like, but without investment in cleaner technologies and better, more sustainable farming, there can be no halt to environmental damage. Fiddling at the edges by persuading some people not to use cosmetics won't change much, or do it fast enough.

  • Morrigan_2020Morrigan_2020 Forumite
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    Davesnave said:
    Davesnave said:
    Sea_Shell said:
    I read in The Grocer, that sales of personal care products are down £380 million so ewwww

    Personal care products are largely unnecessary and often terrible for the environment, hopefully people are realising they can be clean and hygienic without needing tons of single use plastic!

    Personally I'm just trying to save my sanity at this moment in time....the planet will have to wait it's turn!!!
    Another thing that worries me greatly about this situation, all this plastic PPE, all these disposable masks, yes air pollution and emissions are down which is great, but climate change isn’t going to pause and wait for us while we deal with COVID, we are currently living through TWO huge crises.
    So wear a washable mask like I do and keep two feet firmly on the ground. My own view is that if enough hysteria can be generated, the majority will  become favourably inclined towards solutions potentially worse than the problems . Some of the  lunacy relating to Covid is a great demonstration of this, hence my signature. A trashed economy will not make us healthier.
    I work in a healthcare, we can't wear the re-usable masks at work.  I do wear a cloth one outside of work. 
    The economy isn't my biggest concern, its a construct anyway, human will can solve the problems arising from damage to the economy, not so the climate. 
    If you use PPE as part of health related work, then of course you should use the pro version, just as I should if I'm spraying on the farm, demolishing a wall or dealing with asbestos. Professionals do not usually litter the street with discarded equipment.

    Whether they are littering the street or going in to landfill, they aren't disappearing for millennia.  Its not appearances that are the issue! 
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