We all know that menstrual products like pads and tampons can be expensive, but did you know that they can also be bad for the environment? That’s why this company makes compostable period products.
“A woman uses up to 17,000 pads or tampons in her lifetime, which is equivalent to approximately 850,000 plastic bags or 300 pounds of waste and while many are sent to landfills, others clog sewers along with wipes, baby diapers, fat, grease, and oils, or contribute to the staggering amount of plastic in our oceans,” reads a release from Natracare.
The company produces pads and tampons that are commercially compostable, breaking down and contributing nutrients to the soil.
To encourage people to consider the products they’re using and the impact they’re having, Natracare has launched Project #BeKind. The campaign aims to encourage people to improve their habits and choose organic, chemical-free, plastic-free, and biodegradable menstrual products.
“A broad commitment to composting, recycling and reducing our overall carbon footprint will not only benefit consumers’ bodies, but will also protect the planet,” reads the release.
The Environmental Working Group reports that on average, women put about 168 chemicals on their bodies every day.
“In the 1980s, I learned about the dangers of dioxin pollution and the damaging impact of plastics. I was appalled to find out that my period products contained all these ingredients—and that no natural disposable option existed. My immediate response was to research and develop an alternative that actually respected our bodies and our planet,” Natracare Founder Susie Hewson said in a statement.
“Our goal with Project #BeKind is to encourage consumers to take action now. We all must make it a priority to choose wisely. What we consume and what we use on our bodies matters and can make a significant difference for our wellbeing and our planet.”
Natracare is inviting people to take the pledge and join Project #BeKind, committing to a minimum of 30 days of being kind to both their bodies, and the planet.