Did you know…
- Disposable menstrual items are the 5th most commonly littered product found on European beaches.
- Menstrual items are a substantial source of single-use plastic. Menstrual pads contain up to 90%plastic, and a big-brand pack of 14 menstrual pads contains the same amount of plastic as 5carrier bags!
- A person uses between 12,000 and 16,000 menstrual items in their life, making disposable menstrual items a huge source of single-use plastic.
What you can do…
Look into alternative options such as a Menstrual cup or period knickers.
Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:
Menstrual products and plastic pollution here