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A case against status quo - Why, the cost!

The real cost of disposable period products vs reusable period products


Around 300 million tampons and 500 million pads are sold in the UK each year. Researchers estimate that with every period where only disposable pads and tampons are used, we spend up to £20 and throw away one shopping bag full of plastics, fibres and packaging. And with the average woman using over10,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime, that is a lot of waste going to landfill. For women and girls looking to reduce their menstrual product waste, there are several alternatives available including washable cloth pads, period underpants and menstrual cups. Although the up-front cost is higher for re-usable products, they provide better value in the long run.


Make the switch choose sustainable products that are good for your environment, and your pocket too!


Average Unit Cost

Number of Uses

Cost per Use

Tampon

£0.50

1

£0.50

Disposable Pad

£0.40

1

£0.40

Reusable Pad

£23.00

100

£0.23

Period Pants

£24.00

180

£0.13

Menstrual Cup

£40.00

432

£0.09


Make the switch choose sustainable products that are good for your environment, and your pocket too!


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