Plastic Free

Plastic Free Periods

Did you know that most pads are roughly 90% plastic? Or that the plastic in them doesn’t biodegrade?

We don’t need plastic in our pads, tampons or wet wipes.

With over 45 billion menstrual products used every year, they should be plastic free by design. So, what can be done?

We ditch the plastic.

Natracare products are made from renewable, biodegradable and certifiably compostable materials. They work just like other brands, but unlike plastic products, ours won’t be polluting the earth for the next 500 years.

Celebrate your #PeriodPower

Support the “Periods without Plastic” campaign with us!

Take ownership of your period protection, and the protection of our planet when you’re on your period. By switching to plastic free period products, you help your vagina and our earth in one fell swoop – you hero.

Choose plastic free period products. This small change can make a HUGE difference towards positively impacting the environment and your body.

Plastic in the oceans

1.4 million period products are flushed down the loo every single day in the UK.

Your period is no longer painful for just you, it impacts on the lives of wildlife, worldwide. Marine life is at serious risk from plastic pollution and our oceans are at crisis point.

Plastic trash, such as pads, applicators and diapers all contribute. These wrongly flushed products are found fouling the coasts of the world.

Let your body breathe

Plastic is not breathable and can lead to intimate irritation.

There’s no need to make your period any more uncomfortable than it has to be! Pads and panty liners made with plastic creates a sweaty and uncomfortable environment for your intimate skin. Worse still, plastic based products are so long lasting, absorbent and durable that they are worng for far too long. In turn, this promotes unbalanced bacterial growth amongst other sensitive skin issues.

Take a look at the issues concerning gynaecologists and dermatologists.

Do you need plastics in pads?

No you don’t! Avoid period leaks without using plastic.

All Natracare pads are backed using plant materials that are totally natural and compostable, AND with all the absorption you need. Natracare uses only sustainable and natural materials, avoiding nasties such as plastics and superabsorbents. We help you help the planet during your period, without compromising on protection.

Learn more about our all natural, plastic free period products.

The plastic pollution problem

Plastic in pads, wet wipes and applicators will remain in the environment unchanged for hundreds of years.

Plastic is made from non-renewable fossil fuels and the production of plastic releases frightening amounts of toxic pollution, contributing to global warming. Any plastic that doesn’t end its life polluting landfill or the environment is incinerated which releases even more toxic pollutants.

An average of 11,000 disposable period products will be used in a woman’s reproductive lifetime. Natracare produces only eco-friendly period products to help you beat the burden of plastic reliance and pollution.

Further reading:

Plastic Free July by Natracare

Over the last 50 years, our reliance on plastic has grown continuously. So much so that the challenges of plastic waste and pollution have only become more and more dire.

According to a recent National Geographic report:

  • As of 2015, more than 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste has been generated
  • More than 40 percent of plastic is used only once, then tossed
  • Over 91 percent of plastic waste is never recycled.

Natracare’s mission is to change this. Since 1989 (30 years!), we’ve actively campaigned to create a greener world for us all. We empower communities into action by providing education and choice.

Join forces with us this Plastic Free July as we explore the small but mighty steps we can take to reduce plastic waste in our daily lives. Throughout July we are partnering with innovative brands and groundbreaking non-profit organizations to offer great prizes and plastic free tips.

Follow us each week as we post new tips and challenges on Instagram with instructions on how to get stuck in! You could even win one of our amazing zero-waste kits to take your plastic free lifestyle to the next level.

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