Eco-friendly menstrual products are great! They are better for the environment and are a much healthier choice in comparison to traditional and commercial products out there.
Most menstrual products are disposable and cannot be recycled. Did you know? Commercial pads can contain up to 4 carrier bags worth of plastic! Research shows that around 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet every day in the UK. This is a lot of waste that ends up in our oceans and if not flushed then they are put in the bin which then ends up in landfills or the environment around us.
Opting for a more reusable, sustainable, eco-friendly menstrual products is so important when it comes to caring for our planet. It is estimated that a single conventional sanitary pad takes 500 years to break down. This can be a scary number when you start imagining how much is flushed and thrown away a day. When plastic does start to biodegrade, it breaks down into microplastics which can pollute the environment around us, ending up in water ways and causing harm to wildlife.
Not only that, sustainable, reusable, eco-friendly menstrual products are better for your health. Commercial products that are made from synthetic, processed materials can cause irritation and soreness. Whereas eco-friendly menstrual products that are made from more natural materials such as cotton, cloth and bamboo allow airflow and their natural fibres are much softer and kinder on your skin, meaning irritation is less likely to occur.
However, there is a eco-friendly, zero waste alternative! At Peace With The Wild, you can browse our hand-picked, sustainable collection of eco-friendly menstrual products that are made from sustainable, eco friendly materials such as natural and organic cotton. Our eco-friendly menstrual products are also reusable and washable! Shop reusable menstrual cups, reusable period pants from Wuka, and even eco-friendly toiletry bags.