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GREEN & PROTECT Plaster

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Eco-friendly wound protection

• Extra strong adhesion
• Made from naturally derived fibres*
• 100% climate neutralised product**
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GREEN & PROTECT (eco-friendly plasters)

GREEN & PROTECT is our first step towards a sustainable wound protection. The innovative plaster combines eco-friendly materials while offering reliable Elastoplast quality. We have put effort into identifying more sustainable material for key components of our plaster.

*The wound pad and backing are made from naturally derived fibres and are fully biodegradable. All materials with botanic origin are sourced from FSC® certified forests (Beiersdorf FSC® license number is FSC® N003710). 

**The electricity used in the production process is generated from 100% renewable sources. All remaining emissions are compensated through certified afforestation projects.

Our GREEN & PROTECT plasters have an extra strong adhesion while being water repellent and durable. The non-stick wound pad cushions and protects the wound.

 

*Elastoplast plasters block 99% of dirt and bacteria.

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The plasters are available as strips in different sizes which seal all around the wound.

Water repellent and durable material. 

*Skin compatibility dermatologically approved.

 

 

The Afforestation Project

Our GREEN & PROTECT products are 100% climate neutralised via carbon offsetting, through certified afforestation projects. The chosen project is located in the Chinese province of Guizhou and covers a total of 23,700 ha of formerly barren land. The aim of the project is to contribute to climate change mitigation through sequestration of atmospheric CO2 during biomass growth whilst also contributing to local sustainable development, environmental and biodiversity conservation and enhancement of soil quality. All afforestation activities are carried out in collaboration and with full consent of the local village committees and the villagers. The trees planted are predominantly native species such as Masson Pine, China Fir, Cypresses and Pinus Yunnanensis.

Cleansing the wound from dirt and bacteria is an essential first step to enable optimal healing. To prevent wound infections, spray the Elastoplast Wound Spray from a distance of approximately 10 cm onto the entire wound area. Repeat if necessary, then gently dry the wound and surrounding skin area.

Important: A minor wound will soon stop bleeding. If it continues, apply more gauze pads, keep pressure on the wound and seek medical advice.
Next, it’s important to protect the wound from external influences like dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with the Elastoplast wound dressing that best suits your needs. Observe your wound and change the plaster or dressing regularly unless you’ve been recommended to do otherwise by your doctor. Learn more in Wound dressing know-how and How do plasters work?.
Help your wound heal safely, quickly and with a lower risk of scarring. Apply Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment regularly until your wound has healed completely. Carefully apply a thin film one to two times per day. Make sure the opening of the tube does not get in contact with your wound. Repeat regularly until the healing is completed. The Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment can be used on open minor superficial wounds and at any stage of the healing process. If necessary, cover the wound with a plaster, dressing or compress.
Product Type Size Quantity
GREEN & PROTECT
20 Strips
(assorted)

22 x 72 mm
30 x 72 mm
14 Strips
6 Strips

1. How often should I change my plaster?
Usually, it is recommended to change standard first aid dressings daily due to hygienic reasons. Some advanced plasters such as the Fast Healing Plaster that provide moist wound healing conditions are recommended to be left in place for up to two days or more in order not to interrupt the healing process. Learn more in How do plasters work?.
2. Is it better to let small wounds dry in the fresh air instead of putting on a plaster?
It is one of the wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and let air to them helps them to heal faster. The opposite is true! Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Elastoplast products provide protection until the wound is completely healed.
3. When should I consult a doctor?

We recommend contacting a medical professional under the following circumstances:

  • if the wound is deep and causing major bleeding
  • if the wound shows signs of infection such as redness, warmth, pain and swelling
  • if there are embedded foreign objects in it
  • in case of animal or human bites
  • if the wound is in the area of the face
  • if there is insufficient tetanus vaccination
  • and of course always when you have questions or are uncertain.
4. What if my wound gets infected and suppurates?
You should contact a medical professional if you recognize signs of infection. This is not only the occurrence of pus but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment. Learn more in How to tell if a wound is healing or infected.
5. Which Elastoplast plasters are eco-friendly?

Our GREEN & PROTECT range is our first eco-friendly plaster range where we have looked at all components of the product and assessed more sustainable alternatives. Nevertheless, we at Elastoplast commit to work continuously to maximise the performance of our portfolio while minimising our environmental & climate footprint. And this includes our whole wound care portfolio as the recent and future adaptations of our products are always evaluated to pay into our overall sustainability ambition. This is why, for example, our plasters are produced in our factory with 100% electricity from renewable sources.

In addition, since 2021 the products are available in lighter folding boxes that are designed for great recyclability, to save paper and to support a circular economy. The paper or cardboard packaging used is FSC®-certified (Beiersdorf FSC® license number is FSC® N003710) and furthermore we removed the plastic from most of our sealing pouches. We are continuously working to make all our products more sustainable and have ambitious goals to achieve in the future. You can learn more about our efforts and achievements in the article "Our commitment to sustainability".

6. Are all components of the GREEN & PROTECT plaster sustainable?

Looking at the key components of the plaster, we identified more sustainable materials for our GREEN & PROTECT range. The backing material is made from a woven fabric, with 100% viscose fibre. The viscose fibre is from botanic origin (wood) and made from renewable resources, it is FSC®-certified (Beiersdorf FSC® license number is FSC® N003710) and fully biodegradable in fresh water. Our new wound pad is made entirely from naturally derived fibres which are bio-based and biodegradable.

Additionally, the paper used in our release liner is FSC®-certified (Beiersdorf FSC® license number is FSC® N003710) to maximise sustainable sourcing, while the silicone coating is biomass balanced, meaning the raw materials used in production are produced from bio-methanol made from renewable feedstocks. The adhesive is the only element without sustainability improvements yet, as there is no eco-friendly substitute currently available. We are continuously looking for new alternatives to increase the sustainability level even further without compromising on the performance and safety of our products.

7. Why do the GREEN & PROTECT plasters come in a brown folding box?
We looked at all components of our GREEN & PROTECT range, including the packaging. Our folding box is made from 93% recycled carton which is also recyclable at the end of the product life cycle. The material is left unbleached, which explains the brown colour of the box and comes at the lowest weight possible for the material used.
8. How does climate neutralisation through afforestation projects work?
Carbon circulates within a cycle, consisting of the atmosphere, the plant, plant litter and the soil. Deforestation breaks this cycle with a multitude of negative effects. Planting trees is an effective way to reverse these effects and remove carbon from the atmosphere for several decades. Carbon dioxide drawn from the surrounding atmosphere is the main input of any plant’s photosynthesis process. The outputs are water, oxygen and carbohydrates. The latter are built into the plant’s fibre thereby fixing carbon in the plant‘s biomass.

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Tarun

Product is good to use

These are probably the best assortment of band-aids I ever purchased. There is a variety of types, as well as a variety of sizes within each type. I think the only box that is all one size is the 60 basic medium size bandages. The assortment includes sheer strips, water-proof, heavy duty, and everything from small rounds to larger bandages (for knee size scrapes). Many of the bandages are also four side adhesive, so it grips on all four sides, rather than just two and buckling up when you bend a finger or arm.
kanika

Great product

It is very useful for all. It protects your injury. It’s eco friendly product. I use this brands plasters for my baby as well. They have huge variety & long lasting. Will recommend to all.
Hannah

omg best ever

love these long lasting can’t believe it was so sticky
Laura

Fantastic

I wanted to try these as they are eco friendly which I'm keen to start doing more. They stick well and great sizing. I will be purchasing more when required especially if on special offer.
Laura

Plasters

Very good product long lasting plasters give them a try
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