I find it interesting how the very items used to tell you a floor might be wet is a trip hazard in its own right, and they’re so commonplace that you almost don’t notice them…but not the case in an NZ department store recently…check out this humourous banana sign…but not as humourous as the fact it is actually stood on a carpet! Where exactly is the wet floor?
I know, in relation to other posts of mine, that this is a plastic object yet again (!!) but I guess at least it has a use in helping provide safety and is creative for a change…
It’s sometimes amazing what you find out about almost by accident and you wonder why it wasn’t thought about before. I found out that it was possible to remove the need for toothpaste tubes (I’ve a feeling these can’t be recycled) and mouthwash bottles by buying in tablet form! What a great idea…although I dare say it may be an old one.
When you think about it, it must be more sanitary to have a tablet as you aren’t pressing your brush onto the tube each time you use it, you chew the tablet and then brush. With the mouthwash, you chew and then add water. You can easily take on a plane, you can carry a set number with you when travelling.
Is there a drawback? Why on Earth would Lush sell these in plastic bottles? At least they can be recycled (they are made from recycled plastic as it happens) and are smaller than a mouthwash bottle would be but surely a small box would work? They aren’t cheap but just maybe these can be a glimpse into a more sustainable future…
I spotted this poster (on an A4 piece of paper which was stuck to the wall of a corridor, I might add) in the entrance to the library of a local educational establishment. It tickled me…largely because the intended target group for the message are unlikely to be reading said poster at all…this is what happens when someone designing posters doesn’t understand people very well…
I saw this picture on the wall of the gents toilet in a corporate workplace (company name removed)…a bit like a paint colour chart but for your micturition. Interesting idea to get the staff drinking more! Made me chuckle…you’ll be pleased to know I took the photo once I ensured there was nobody else present!
I was reasonably well hydrated at the time…and I didn’t even have to aim at the paper on the wall to be certain of the match!
I was wondering the other day why on earth it is that the fluff you find in your belly button or in the lint trap of a washing machine almost invariably appears to be blue.
I tried looking online and couldn’t see what looked like a reliable answer. I don’t think I wear a disproportionate amount of blue clothing…and yet blue it is. Weird eh?
Not being one to trouble the barbers of this world since 2002, you might be surprised to find me posting about shampoo.
A friend recently told me about a company here in NZ called Ethique who produce shampoo and also conditioner in bars (I don’t use conditioner, just in case you wondered)…anyway, the idea of using something like this seemed like a great idea…no need for plastic bottles and it supposedly lasts a lot longer than a bottle anyway (time will tell on that score as shampoo lasts ages when your hair is at a premium).
I opted for the Heali Kiwi 🥝 version for sensitive scalps and so far, so good. You just swipe it down your hair and then it lathers up. Easy! My other half has long hair and even she is is impressed.
From looking online, I don’t believe this is an original concept (I wouldn’t be surprised if bars came before bottles once) but I do believe that this is something we could all get on board with. The company even lived up to their name on delivery packaging by using wood shavings instead of bubble wrap. So check it out, let’s cut the plastic problem a bit more…