Make all Sanitary Products Biodegradable

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Each year 200,000 tonnes of sanitary products including pads, tampons and panty liners are put into landfill in the UK.

With around 90% of each sanitary product being plastic, these products are constantly being produced and disposed of and they can be toxic to the environment. We need to stop them being harmful, and stop them having a permanent life on this planet. [1]

Some sanitary pads contain up to four plastic bags worth of plastic., that's around 90% of each sanitary product. These products are constantly being produced and disposed of and they can be toxic to the environment. [2]

That’s why I’m calling on the companies that make Tampax, Always, Bodyform, Kotex and Lil-lets and supermarkets to make plastic free and biodegradable sanitary products.

Women will always need access to sanitary products. Each woman uses an average of 11,000 disposable menstrual products in her reproductive lifetime. Why can't they be convenient, reliable and eco-friendly? There are already companies out there making products better for the environment like Natracare, producing eco-friendly sanitary products.

As a woman myself, I'd hate to think of my menstrual pads and tampons, having an everlasting impact on our planet and wildlife.

These products don't need to be plastic, which is why I am petitioning to put an end to this unnecessary waste.

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Thank you for supporting the campaign,

Ella

References:

[1] https://www.wen.org.uk/whatstheproblem/

[2] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/29/the-eco-guide-to-period-dramas



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