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Do We Really Need Plasters in Different Skin Tones?

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So Tesco are to sell plasters in a variety of skin tones

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51611514

While I understand there is demand for it, do we really need to add more things to the environment that’s not biodegradable/recyclable? I’m perfectly happy with the range currently available, as there are plenty of those with cartoon characters out there to use and pile up in the landfills

hspexy
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Sanitation1234
Sanitation12341 month ago

Thanks for sharing this information with us 😊

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 month ago

Lol I know what you mean. Sometimes we want the plasters to be discreet, but the look of them have never bothered me - it’s how they don’t stay on well that bugs me most of all. It‘s one of the reasons I rarely bother with them

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

hspexy If needed for a finger, a bit of paper kitchen towel and cling film seems to be a better alternative.☺

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12341 month ago
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hspexy
hspexy
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1 month ago

davidstockport tbh I have t bought plaster for years, as the annoying things never stay on well. Once I did get a cut on the finger and just bound my finger with Kleenex and cellatape, which did the trick 😊

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12341 month ago

Thanks

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ACR
ACR1 month ago

I usually buy blue plasters, but I don't really care what colour they are. For me a plaster serves a function when you cut yourself 🚑

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

Yeah, these things are only meant to stay for a few hours or so. I don't care what color it is, I'd rather just not have it if I can.

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

I’m sure in kitchens that staff have to use blue ones so if they fall off it’s easy to see them.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

Thanks for that - I'd often wondered why, but never taken the trouble to find out.

You live and you learn - then you die and forget it all.☺

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

davidstockport love the then you die and forget it all. That’s assuming it didn’t go in one ear and out of the other.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

Pjran I'm finding recently that I don't need to die to forget things (although sometimes I've not actually forgotten... I've just forgotten to remember)☺

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

I don't see why those with darker skin tones shouldn't be catered for, those of us who are "white" can get plasters that aren't too obvious (they're usually pinkish), they've been coloured to match our skins so there'll be no extra threat to the environment to allow other ethnicities to have a colour to match their skins.

The only downside is if people can't see your plaster - you don't get any sympathy☺

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 month ago

Very true. I suppose kids do enjoy having an obvious plaster to get some fuss over them as well

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

I can’t believe that this has only been developed now! How many people of colour are there in the world?

I don’t think this will cause additional landfill issues, just provide a range of products to suit all skin tones.

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Billie
Billie1 month ago

I really don't see the need for different colour type of plasters. I have Asian skin tone and as long as the plaster does what it's meant to (that's if it stays on long enough lol) then the colour of it shouldn't matter

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644681 month ago

I agree, it really doesn’t matter what colour a plaster is along as it does the job. I have children’s Thomas the tank engine plasters 🤦🏼‍♀️ left over from when I got them for my nephews but they still work! I think the money developing these could have been better spent elsewhere.

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

Really? who the hell needed these to be made.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

Those who complain on the web about insignificant things, which is what led Tesco to do this. A manchild cried about this not being in his skin color and then Tesco made it available.

If someone in 1999 told me that in 2020, you'd complain about something irrelevant and then be treated as a hero, I wouldn't believe.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

First world problems.

Next thing they'll do is offer in a very specific color because someone complains. Yawn. You give them an inch, they take a mile.

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Rach2503
Rach25031 month ago

Yes I suppose that if you are wishing to be discreet, then having a plaster to match your skin tone may be appropriate.

However I'm happy with Peppa pig and Paw patrol!!!!!!

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees1 month ago

That's odd. I don't think they've ever really matched my skin tone and I've never thought they needed to...

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Mummy18
Mummy181 month ago

No we don’t! It is becoming ridiculous now. Are we not then drawing attention to the fact people discriminate against people for their colour and this is acceptable. Who cares what colour plasters we use aslong as they serve a purpose. Whatever next!? We are already at the point of gender neutral, calling gingerbread men, gingerbread people etc. People really need to stop being so sensitive and look at situations which need bigger attention and focus

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KimEwbank
KimEwbank1 month ago

I honestly couldn’t care less either way, why not stop selling all colours except chef blue one and save the argument

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

The strangest thing is that a grown men said he held back from crying.. wow.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/25/man-has-to-hold-back-tears-after-finding-a-plaster-that-comes-in-his-skin-tone-9318734/

I hate using plasters and as soon as a wound is healed, I remove the darn thing. That guy must love using it for days. 😆

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin1 month ago

A plaster is a plaster regardless of your skin tone. All plasters do the same things regardless of what colour it comes as.

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