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Plastic-Free Periods with Ella Daish

Plastic-Free Periods with Ella Daish

We are huge fans of Ella Daish and her campaign to make all menstrual products plastic free.

Ella Daish - tampon applicator board

Here are a few period facts we’ve learned from Ella:

> Conventional period products contain up to 90% plastic.
> Even though they are used for between 4-8 hours, they take over 500 years to break down. That’s over 7 times the average lifetime of the person using them.
> A report by the European Commission found that period items are the fifth most common waste washed up on beaches.
> People still don’t know that these products are not flushable – 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million pads and 700k pantyliners are flushed in the UK every day.
> Not only do these products add 200,000 tonnes to landfills each year, the ones that end up in oceans and rivers contribute to the deaths of 1 million sea birds and 100,000 sea mammals, marine turtles and countless fish.

It’s time to demand change.

Ella started a petition on Change.org calling for supermarkets to stock plastic-free alternatives and for manufacturers to stop the production of unnecessary plastic like tampon applicators.

Over 196,700 people have signed the petition – add your name today and share on social media using the hashtag #EndPeriodPlastic

Ella Daish - Give Plastic the Finger Instagram post

You can follow Ella on Twitter and on Instagram

If you want to buy plastic-free period products, check these brands out:

Menstual Cups
> Mooncup
> OrganiCup
> Enna
> Intimina

Tampons (with reusable or cardboard applicators)
> Dame
> Natracare
> Organyc
> Grace & Green

Pads and Panty Liners
> Natracare
> Time of the Month
> Grace & Green

Reusable Pads and Tampons
> Bloom & Nora
> ImseVimse
> EcoDreams

Period Underwear
> Flux Undies
> WUKA Period Pants
> Ruby Love Period Pants
> Modibodi




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