Do you know which eco-friendly period products might be right for you?
The average menstruating person will have their period for 2,535 days of their life, that’s almost seven years of buying & using plastic containing sanitary products such as tampons & pads – in the UK, it’s estimated that 1.5 billion period products are flushed down the toilet each year (we advise that you should NEVER flush sanitary items) these non-recyclable products can then end up in the ocean or in landfills. But innovative companies are creating products to change this.
We’ve broken down our 3 eco-friendly period products that are super easy to swap, and even easier to use.
Eco-Friendly Period Applicators: Dame
The worlds first reusable tampon applicator. DAME is used as a regular applicator – but designed to be used forever, alongside an organic tampon range to reduce chemicals in landfill and your body! By switching to the D applicator, you’ll save around 12,000 pieces of single-use applicator plastic from being thrown away. The D also comes with a handy travel-sized pouch so you can take it anywhere easily.
Eco-Friendly Period Cups: Organicup
Designed to replace traditional period products such as tampons & pads, which generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year. About a quarter of the fluids absorbed by a tampon are natural & necessary vaginal secretions, OrganiCup collects your period, thus eliminating irritation and dryness while ensuring the natural pH-balance is kept intact. Holds up to 3 tampons worth, and can be worn for 12 hours. Available in different sizes (i.e as a guide use: Mini – teen, Cup A – pre-giving birth, Cup B – after-giving birth)
Eco-Friendly Period Underwear: Thinx
Designed to replace (or back up) traditional period products such as tampons & menstrual cups. Every Thinx product is created using their signature, 4-layer period-absorbing technology, keeping you leak-free.
Every person who has a period will on average, bin around 250-300lbs of sanitary products in their lifetime. Available in different styles depending on your level of flow.