Plastic Free Periods
How much plastic waste is created by tampons and pads?
You may also find yourself asking:
How much plastic is there in sanitary pads and tampons?
Single Use Menstrual Pads & Tampons
The average single use sanitary pad is made up 90% non-recyclable plastic – that's the equivalent of four single-use plastic carrier bags.
Traditional single use pads and tampons have a huge environmental footprint.
The average user will throw away on average 14,000 tampons in a lifetime. These discarded products, the packaging, and applicators add up to 300 pounds of waste per user. This unfortunately ends up in our oceans and landfills.
Half of the users of single use tampons and pads, flush their products down the toilet. It is estimated that a shocking 1.5-2 billion menstrual products flushed away each year (Marine Plastics: Pollution and policy statement 2015, Marine Stewardship Council)
There is a better way, please choose reusable.