For the sake of the environment. Did you know that most sanitary towels and tampons are made from 90% plastic, meaning they take more than 500 years to decompose a single pad? Did you also know that disposal of single-use menstrual products, including tampons, pads and applicators, generates 200,000 tonnes of waste per year?
If all the pads and tampons are collected and stacked up, they would create a whole lot of waste! When it comes to how we’re used to doing periods, it’s clear that an urgent rethink is needed. But just how do you stay comfortable and protected while on your period, without compromising your commitment to sustainability or style? My personal recommendation is period pants, for comfort, flexibility, style and a clear conscience.