Eco-friendly period products, why are they better for the environment?
It goes without saying that reusable products are going to be better for the planet than disposable products. Tampons and disposable sanitary products should always be binned, not flushed, but nevertheless they end up in our sewers, contributing to ‘fatbergs’ and creating marine pollution. Tampons, their applicators and cloth sanitary pads wash up on our beaches and end up in the stomachs of fish, turtles, sea birds and sea mammals. It’s disgusting.
Even when disposed of correctly, many tampons and cloth sanitary pads are not biodegradable so these end up in landfill, taking hundreds of years to decompose.
There are loads of great reasons to switch to reusables. We think the 3 most important reasons are:
Better for the planet
Better for your pocket
Better for you