Reusable sanitary products or CSP (Cloth Sanitary Protection) are gaining popularity and for a good reason. They are better for you, the environment, and your pocket. Not sure if you should make the switch? Here are some alarming facts.
- Conventional disposable menstrual products are made from 90% plastic.
- Along with their packaging, they generate 200,000 tonnes of waste per year - this includes tampons, pads and applicators.
- Each woman uses between 11,000 to 16,000 tampons and pads in their lifetime.
- This works out to approximately 200kg’s of waste from one woman.
The environmental impact of these products is dire!
It takes approximately 500 years for these products to break down in landfill. Sadly, on average, 4.8 pieces of menstrual waste are found per 100m of beach cleaned. The number of products wrongly flushed causes approximately 370,000 sewer blockages throughout the UK every year. 80% of these are caused by fats, oils, wipes, sanitary waste, and other un-flushable items.
So, what are the alternatives? There are menstrual cups, reusable pads, period pants and menstrual sea sponges.
And what are the benefits? CSP is convenient, cheaper and is better for your health and the environment. Most woman that make the switch to CSP have noted that their periods become shorter, they have less cramps, bloating and discomfort and don’t dread their monthly menstrual cycle.
Bloom & Nora reusable sanitary pads are made from bamboo charcoal fleece which makes them super absorbent and softer than a powder puff. Their designs and bold and beautiful and are sure to brighten your dreary period days. We have 4 sizes to meet every shape and flow – mini, midi, maxi and mighty, plus beautiful prints for you to pick and choose.
Bloom & Nora also have handy waterproof out and about bags. The clever design has 2 compartments to keep used and unused pads separately. Perfect for your purse or for your child to keep in their school bag. The waterproof layer in the pad is made from recycled polyester yarn derived from plastic bottle waste. Now that’s a win for the environment.
No more irritants from harsh chemicals and they save you money too. Now that is positively period!
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