ie without the need for solvents and so without the use of similar solvents in the manufacture of their adhesive.

Posted by Mr BW on 24 July, 2022 at 10:32 AM

This house agrees and seconds your proposal.

Posted by Ambermoggie on 24 July, 2022 at 12:53 PM


Posted by Alison on 25 July, 2022 at 8:10 AM

Or just buy this® Sticky Stuff® Remover Liquid - 250ml

Posted by Mike on 25 July, 2022 at 2:03 PM

There's an HG sticky stuff remover too Mike, which works well, but that also dissolves some types of plastic, as I discovered yesterday.

One shouldn't need to purchase special removers to take off labels, in this day and age there are enough good non-residue glues on the market - probably slightly more expensive, which is why they aren't more widely used I suspect.

Posted by Blue Witch on 25 July, 2022 at 2:08 PM

the basis of consumerism is to make you buy more stuff ... using a label that doesn't make you buy more stuff to remove it is the antithesis of consumerism ... long live consumerism, just look at how many people it keeps in jobs

Posted by Caroline Greenwell on 25 July, 2022 at 4:18 PM

I don't agree with that Caroline - putting very sticky labels on something does not result in a linked sale to the same seller/manufacturer, it just annoys the purchaser meaning that they are less likely to buy from that seller/manufacturer again.

Consumerism is dying anyway: far too many minimalists, environmentalists, and all those people hit by the so-called 'COLC'.

Posted by Blue Witch on 25 July, 2022 at 7:20 PM

I take your point Blue Witch. I guess I'm just so fed up to the back teeth with adverts on the internet for non-essential useless things.
What is COLC

Posted by Caroline Greenwell on 25 July, 2022 at 7:31 PM

'Cost of living crisis'.

And yes, I agree, far too many people far too easily click 'buy' buttons.

I also think that many of those sufferring from the so-called 'COLC' wouldn't be, had they saved a bit more and spent a bit less on non-essentials when times were better. I don't think minimalism helps either - if you have thown away x and need it again, you're forced to buy another.

Posted by Blue Witch on 25 July, 2022 at 8:04 PM

My partner used to work for the Insolvency Service before retirement. It astonished me that many people consider a Sky TV subscription to be essential, rather than a luxury item!

Posted by Tim W. on 26 July, 2022 at 11:07 AM