Girls Chats- Part 1- Periods Polluting Our Seas

Girl Chats - Part 1 - Periods Polluting Our Seas!

@carlyrogerskvb wearing ‘Pick Up Your Trash’ Beach Bums Tee, tampons - @im_ohne

Did you know are periods are polluting our oceans?

A tampon from a conventional company can take up to 500 years to biodegrade!

It’s been reported in the UK approximately 4.6 million (single use plastics) period products are flushed away every day.

That’s 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million pads and 700,00 panty liners flushed down the loo every day.

The marine conservation society shared that on average, 4.8 pieces of menstrual plastic waste is found per 100 metres during a beach clean up. So for every 100m of beach there will be 4 pads, pantyliners, backing liners or one tampon and applicator.

This is what you might think of when plastic waste on our beaches comes to mind, the period products are not spoken about enough.

We have our periods once a month, so by making a few changes, us girls alone can have a massive impact!

Here’s some simple changes you can make, that will benefit the environment and you.

Organic Tampons
Photo:- Carly Rogers - @organycuk - organic tampons & pads

I have been lucky enough to work with two amazing organic tampon brands and here are some of the benefits.

. 100% organic cotton

. No bleach or wood pulp 

. Fragrances free

. No plastic

. Good for sensitive skin

. 5 months to biodegrade

90% of women who have switched to an organic brand saw reduced irritation in up to 3 months, myself included.

Here’s some brands I recommend, organcy and ohne, they offer a subscription box, that’s delivered straight to your door. is a brand that I get from my local Sainsbury’s.

Period Pants@wukawear - period pants warn by Carly.

I have been wanting to try period pants for a while, but it’s something I couldn’t get my head around, something I didn’t feel I could trust.

I reached out to wuka and they kindly gifted me their period pants to try.

Here’s some benefits to period pants

. Stylish and comfortable (different styles available)

. Leek proof (they offer low-heavy flows)

. Holds up to 4 amounts of tampons

. Vegan and cruelty free

. Washable 

. Last up to two years 

Each pair of wuka pants saves 100 pads or tampons going into landfill

To be honest, they have won me over. They are comfortable, secure, easy to wash and are definitely a change I would recommend, not just because of the benefits for the planet, but for the benefit of our own comfort & health down below!

Small changes can have big impacts

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to message me on my personal account.

Thank you for taking the time to read my girls chat.

Lots of love


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