So 3M now sell Extreme Post-Its. The promo website has pictures of them being used on oilrigs, on frozen pipes, on cars. Of course I had to have some.
Help me test my Extreeeeeeme PostIts to see how bodacious they really are— I've run out of extreme things to stick them to and need fresh extreme ideas. pic.twitter.com/mMpHq8BH93— James Christie (@JC_UX) April 12, 2018
I asked for suggestions for what to test them on. Twitter didn't disappoint.
Jelly— Tony S (@djignorance) April 12, 2018
Running water!— Lis Pardi (@LisPardi) April 12, 2018
Your lawn, a biscuit, the pavement, the inside of a mug before use, a website, an audiobook, the moon.— Paul Annett (@PaulAnnett) April 12, 2018
A light bulb— bob (@rjw1) April 12, 2018
However, a snag:
Post-it® Extreme Notes are made to stand up to extreme conditions. For them to handle wet conditions they are designed to not fall apart when they get wet. This makes them difficult for conventional recycling processes.— Post-it® Brand (@Postit) April 13, 2018
For the most extreme use, we leave that to you to find!
So now the guilt sets in. These bad puppies are extreme...ly bad for the environment. Can't recycle them, and I suspect, you probably shouldn't burn them either.
That suggests to me that you should only ever use them to label things that need to be labelled for eternity, like nuclear waste.
Meanwhile, here are some of the tests I've run: