Living a more environmentally friendly life: feminine hygiene
If you’re thinking of living a more environmentally friendly life, you could be forgiven for feeling slightly overwhelmed by the number of dos and don’t out there. So here are some ways you can make some simple changes and have a more positive impact on the planet. Read on to find out more…
So we’ve got a little problem on our hands…
If you’ve been reading the news recently, you’ll know that despite the best of our efforts, we need to kick in with some pretty drastic changes to try and save our planet. Yet you’re only one person
Living a more environmentally friendly life doesn’t mean you suddenly have to live in a wigwam and live off the land. What it does mean, is that you can make small changes that will save you money in the long run, and have less impact on the planet. Pretty cool, right?
Well, what better way to start that giving your feminine hygiene routine a
Did you know the average woman may use as many as 14,000 tampons in her lifetime? That’s up to 136kg of used waste. Now don’t get me wrong, having a period is perfectly normal, and we do whatever we can to make the whole process as fuss-free and clean as possible.
Yet what if I told you there are other options out there that are easy to use, hygienic and will help you make a difference to the planet too. So, here’s some options to get you thinking…
Not fancy anything other than tampons and pads?
If you’re keen on a straight up replacement for your tampons and pads, then Veeda is a great option. Their products are sustainably sourced, made of bio-degradable cotton and also come in recyclable packaging. So, they’re a great alternative if you want something like for like.
Granted they’re a little more pricey than some of the options on the table but with prices starting at £4.99, they’re comparable to brands like Tampax.
What about non-insertables?
Thinx is another brand that is worth having on your radar. Their period-proof undies hold up to 2 tampons’ worth — yet they look and feel like regular underwear! They also come in a range of different styles to suit your underwear tastes, so whether you’re a
Priced at £20 upwards (and cheaper in the sale) they’re
Fancy being bold?
So for those of you who are keen to try something a less ‘traditional’, menstrual cups are
Popular options include Lunette, DivaCup, Tulip Cup or the Moon Cup – all of which are silicone cups that you sit comfortably inside you. Granted they’re a little bit more fiddly and hands-on than the other options so that’s a consideration to have. Yet, the impacts on the environment are considerably less than say, eco-friendly tampons, as you empty the cup and clean by hand, rather than disposing and waiting for them to decompose.