Each person who has periods uses around 17,000 pads during their lifetime and most mainstream brands are made of synthetic materials and plastic, and that's not just in the packaging either.

These are sometimes flushed down the toilet and end up in our oceans, causing damage to the marine environment or end up in landfill, and will stay there for hundreds of years! Make your period plastic free and check out the range of biodegradable and compostable options instead.