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|Good for the environment…|
|Less waste to landfill
It takes a tampon six months to biodegrade.
A plastic sanitary towel liner lasts indefinitely.
Reduces blocked drains
Saves Trees & Energy
Tampons are made of bleached cotton, and some have a cardboard or plastic applicator.
The plastic components of disposable sanitary protection litter our beaches, causing harm to coastal and aquatic wildlife.
|Good for you…|
|Comfortable, easy to use
Soft brightly coloured, fleecy covers, pop over wings. Slim, extremely soft, comfortable, breathable and very absorbent. Good for women with skin allergies
Reduces contact with unknown chemicals
Toxic Shock Syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal illness which particularly affects younger women, is linked to tampons.
Tampons are associated with infections and the fibres can embed themselves into the vaginal wall.
The average woman in the western world uses more than 7000 items of disposable sanitary towels and tampons (sanpro) during her life*.
In the UK every year, we buy more than 3 billion items of disposable sanpro**
*based on 4 pads/day, 4 days per month, between age 13 age 51 = 4 x 4 x 12 x38 = 7296; ** source: www.wen.org.uk