What we’re up against
So-called ‘feminine hygiene’ products are a major issue for the planet, generating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste every year.
Full of chemicals
Most pads and liners are made of 90% plastic and many also contain harmful chemicals and petrochemical additives. Harmful both to the environment, and women’s bodies.
Left to landfill
Because conventional pads and liners aren’t designed to be reused or composted, they end up in landfill and in our water system. They also block sewers, costing millions of pounds every year.
600 years in the un-making
There’s no such thing as ‘throwing away’ a pad or liner. Every single sanitary or incontinence pad you’ve ever used is still on the planet somewhere – some take up to 600 years to break down.