Plastic Free

Plastic Free Periods

Most pads are roughly 90% plastic. Plastic is a long-lasting material that doesn’t biodegrade. We don’t need it in pads, tampons or our wet wipes.

With over 45 billion menstrual products used every year, they should be plastic free by design.

So that’s what we do.

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

We support the “Periods without Plastic” campaign.

Choose plastic free period products, and positively impact the environment.

Plastic in the oceans

1.4 million tampons, applicators and even pads are flushed down the loo every day in the UK.

Marine wildlife is at serious risk from plastic pollution and our oceans are at crisis point. Plastic trash, such as pads, applicators and diapers are often found fouling the coasts of the world.

Plastic and your intimate health

Plastics aren’t just an environmental issue.

Wearing plastic-based pads and liners can create a sweaty and uncomfortable environment. Worse still, plastic based products are so long lasting, absorbent and durable that users end up wearing them far too long and irritating intimate skin. In turn this can promote unbalanced bacterial growth.

Take a look at the issues concerning gynaecologists and determatologists

Do you need plastics in pads?

No! All Natracare pads are backed using plant materials that are totally natural and compostable. You can avoid the leaks, without using plastics. Take a look at how we’re keeping the performance of the product high, whilst avoiding polluting materials such as plastics, superabsorbent polyacrylates.

The plastic pollution problem

Plastic in menstrual pads, wet wipes and applicators does not biodegrade. It will remain in the environment unchanged for hundreds of years.

Plastic is made from non-renewable fossil fuels. The production of plastic releases large amounts of toxic pollution and contributes to global warming. Plastic waste not polluting the environment or landfill is incinerated, again releasing toxic pollutants.

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

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Plastic Free July by Natracare

As our reliance and obsession with plastic has increased over the last 50 years, 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 us for 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 drops, tips and challenges on Instagram with instructions on how to take part! You could be one of our randomly selected winners and receive an amazing zero-waste kit to take your plastic free lifestyle to the next level.

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