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To worry about dental floss?

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thefirstMrsDeVere Tue 31-May-11 20:51:36

I know flossing is a Good Thing but AIBU in worrying what happens to it all?

This may be a good or bad sign but I am beginning to ponder on this sort of thing again.

I used to throw it down the loo because I hated it sticking to the bin. I suddenly realised that this was Bad and it must end up in the sea strangling the fishes.

But what happens to it anyway. I mean its bloody indestructible isnt it? You can hang your washing on it if you find yourself on a camping trip without a clothes line. I know this is true because I read it in 'top tips' somewhere.

Are there mounds of it building up on ships looking for somewhere to dump it? Is it sitting in landfill with a half life of 1000 years?
Are their eco friendly alternatives.

Am I just going a bit menkle?

Please dont flame me. This is my way of not thinking about all those DLA/Benefit threads that are doing my head in.

brighthair Tue 31-May-11 21:05:08

sorry, but this made me laugh. Only because it's the type of random thing I end up thinking about
I wouldn't put it down the loo. I wonder if there is some kind of eco type, but that defeats the purpose because it would shred away as you flossed. Like those flushable wipes that disintegrate as you pull them out the packet
I use the harp floss, can't cope with normal stuff

thefirstMrsDeVere Tue 31-May-11 21:11:29

You SEE I am not the only one grin

It has been bothering me for days now!

There must be someone on Mumsnet who knows about this sort of thing.

There is always someone.

catwhiskers10 Tue 31-May-11 21:14:13

If you throw it in the bin then it goes to landfill and they put grass over it and turn it into a beautiful golf course.
I saw it on tv.

thefirstMrsDeVere Tue 31-May-11 21:24:09


How many golf courses do we need?

Can they only make golf courses?

I have to know.

brighthair Tue 31-May-11 21:28:43

only golf courses. The dental floss is what marks out the edge of the bunkers

catwhiskers10 Tue 31-May-11 21:38:52

I'm not sure if all landfill sites get turned into golf courses or what, just remember seeing it and being surprised and it looked really nice!
Can't remember where it was though.

dexter73 Tue 31-May-11 21:39:10

You can send it to be recycled into strings for violins.

thefirstMrsDeVere Tue 31-May-11 22:02:44

Could it be weaved into something nice?
Its very strong (see pp about washing lines)

thefirstMrsDeVere Tue 31-May-11 22:03:38

Wouldnt it be a bit streeeaaachy for that dexter?

catwhiskers10 Tue 31-May-11 22:10:51

They could invent a new everlasting type that you could just re-use without ever having to throw it away.
Would mean less golf courses though.

thefirstMrsDeVere Tue 31-May-11 22:16:16

Washable floss!

Why not? We have washable sanitary towels and baby wipes.

Or is that just string?

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