SUSTAINABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS
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We don’t talk enough about periods, and period plastic gets even less of a look in. One typical menstrual pad contains as much plastic as four carrier bags! Pads and tampons take decades to degrade and contain chemicals that are harmful to your body and the planet. However, brilliant brands like Natracare make plastic-free and organic pads and tampons. At Little Soap Company we’ve been completely converted by WUKA’s washable period pants and the brilliant Mooncup.
SWAPS YOU CAN MAKE…
Instead of normal underwear, put on a pair of period pants! With extra breathable layers inbuilt, period pants are designed to fully absorb your period, with no risk of leakage, so you can wave goodbye to disposable pads and tampons!
Growing in popularity, period or menstrual cups are typically made of rubber or silicone that can be inserted into the vagina to collect period fluid. These can be used for 6-12 hours and simply wash out after use. Cups can last up to a year!
Looking for a sustainable alternative that is close as possible to traditional period products? Look no further than reusable pads! Switching to fabric alternatives can save up to 2,000 of their disposable counterparts ending up in landfill!
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SUSTAINABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS – LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
Disposal of single use menstrual products ie: tampons, pads and applicators generates 200,000 tonnes of waste per year...
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By switching from regular period products to plastic-free and reusable alternatives, you can make an enormous difference. Although the initial cost of sustainable period products can seem high, we can be sure they’re worth the investment! WUKA pants can save 200+ disposables from going to landfill!
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Just like us, WUKA believes that being sustainable should not cost the earth. Equality, social and environmental responsibility are at the heart of everything they do and they are on a mission to make sustainable lifestyles accessible to all.