The eco-friendly period products you should get to know
Make a positive choice for you body and for the planet with this selection of biodegradable and organic sanitary products
The ‘time of the month’ is still a taboo subject and it’s likely that many of us don’t think about what goes in our sanitary items. But for a product we use so intimately (not to mention regularly, the average woman will use between 12,000-16,000 in her lifetime), it’s perhaps worth some serious thought.
With #plasticfreeperiods leading the conversation online, eye-opening statistics have come to light. Did you know most tampons and pads generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year? A menstural pad contains around the same amount of plastic as four carrier bags and it is estimated in Britain, 2.5 million tampons are flushed down the toilet every day.
On a positive note you can take action by using organic, and even reusable, sanitary products that are healthy for the body and planet. Brands like ALBANY MAE have no toxins or fragrances, and OHNE is 100% biodegradable. THE DAME Reusable Tampon Applicator] has in-built antimicrobial technology - making it a hygienic and safe option.