Did you know single-use menstrual products produce more than 200,000 tonnes of waste in the UK every year and can take up to 500 years to break down in landfill?1
There’s now a wide range of sustainable period products available, from menstrual cups to reusable sanitary pads and pants. So if you’ve been on autopilot buying your disposable towels and tampons, read on to see some greener alternatives you could try.
Some of these options may feel like an investment, like the period pants, with others it’s as simple as switching brand with little difference in the cost. Several companies offer a discount on your first purchase or a subscription service, so if you’ve settled on a particular product, you can save some extra pennies this way. You don’t have to stick to one option either, you may like to mix up your femcare to suit the flow of your cycle or base it around your daily activities. And the benefits don’t stop there as several brands also donate profits or menstrual products to help end period poverty. So by switching to a more sustainable option you’re not just helping the planet and your conscience, you’re helping a fellow gal too.