An individual uses 11,000 disposable period products in a lifetime!!
Tampons, pads and pantyliners along with their packaging and individual wrapping generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year, and typically all contain plastic. This waste mostly ends up in landfills, sewages, on our beaches and in our oceans.
While the actual products contribute largely to the environmental issue, their life-cycle is just as damaging – from the raw material extraction, which typically involves the production of GMO cotton and the use of pesticides and insecticides, to the fact that most pads contain polyethylene plastic (the adhesive that’s used to make the pad stick to your underwear) and most tampons also contain chemicals such as dioxin, chlorine and rayon. While the products sit in landfills, these chemicals get soaked up by the earth and are released as pollution into the groundwater and air.
Minimal waste, minimal volume. The packaging is made from recyclable carton and all instructions have been printed directly on the packaging to prevent additional waste. Furthermore, the packaging is minimised in size to reduce emissions from transportation. Our cotton storage bag is made from unbleached organic cotton.
Half the population on Earth have periods for the majority of their lives. Yet no major period innovations have happened in over 75 years. The invention of cups has changed things dramatically – for the better!
No one should be held back by their body. No period products should contain harmful chemicals nor absorb natural bodily secretions, resulting in infections. Periods should not be the cause of major pollution. And they should never, ever be a source of shame.