You may not be aware, but it takes a tampon longer to degrade than the lifespan of the women who wears it and the average woman will use over 11,000 disposable, one-time-use menstrual products in her reproductive lifetime.
Periods as we know them are totally unsustainable as most leading brand menstrual products contain synthetic materials including rayon, plastics and artificial absorbents that are non-biodegradable.
Most sanitary pads contain up to 90% plastic, while tampons have plastic applicators and sometimes come in individual plastic wrappers. The production of plastic and improper disposal of these products is causing increased pollution and filling up landfills.
But there is an answer…
We are now proud stockists of Reusable Sanitary Towels. Each towel is backed with PUL (a waterproof yet breathable material also used in cloth nappies)
1 x Standard – 24-25cm in length. These are recommended for moderate flow and would be the equivalent to a normal/size 1 Always Ultra
Each pad comes with a waterproof Wet Bag for out and about.