Do tampons contain plastic?

The plastic in tampons is an urgent problem that we need to address, with conventional tampons not highlighting the ingredient in their products.

Reducing plastic use is the biggest thing everyone can do to prevent further waste and pollution.

Each day 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million conventional tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet.

Using Albany Mae 100% organic tampons means that you are making a change, our tampons do not contain any plastic or chemicals in them therefore making a change to our environment.

Ways that using 100 % organic tampons, plastic free, can help the environment:

1. Nine tampon applicators are found every kilometre of a UK beach

It is time to keep our oceans and beaches clean, by using digital organic tampons this eliminates the problem and allows our beaches to remain clear and helps the marine life that are suffering from the plastic in the ocean.

2. Compostable

Using 100% organic tampons means that they are biodegradable and therefore produce no waste for the environment- GUILT FREE PERIOD

Plastic doesn’t biodegrade and so the plastic in each period product we use will be around for 450 years.

3. Saving our marine life

In an age where there are stricter regulations on the labelling of hamster food than there are on tampons, transparency needs to be at the top of major brands' to-do lists. Simply changing from conventional tampons helps our marine life, with mainstream brands containing around 90% plastic and out living us it is time to make a change to a more sustainable product.

4. 100 billion period products are thrown away every year.

In the UK alone, 1.3 billion plastic tampon applicators thrown away.  Most products are single use, contain plastic and cannot be recycled. Two billion period products are flushed down UK loos each year, ending up on beaches and in our oceans, and this means that one third of the fish we eat already contain plastic, and by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish.