Because we can't carry on like this
Did you know that a single disposable pad or tampon takes longer to degrade than the lifespan of the person who wore it, in fact, it can take up to 800 years! Or that 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year equating to 200,000 tonnes of menstrual waste hitting UK landfill per year? Unlikely to come up in a pub quiz, we know, but still important.
The good news is, making the switch to more eco-friendly periods is easy.
Less landfill = More smugness
*The Absorbent Hygiene Products Manufacturers Association (AHPMA) estimate that on average a person uses 22 tampons or pads per month, and that they will use around 11,000 in her lifetime
More reasons to make the switch
The average menstruating person uses 22 disposable sanitary products per period. Why not save your cash for something better? We vote ice cream.
We can’t let big brands dictate how we manage our bodies. Let’s keep the conversation flowing, and together we can help each other find #anewwaytoperiod
Be brave, be the change
I did it, and realised it wasn’t actually that bloody scary…
Hey, I’m Lauren, founder of WEO. I’ve created a pretty darn cool, totally reliable and efficient re-useable pad for you to use when you period. It’s for all you eco-curious, modern women out there. It’s time to pave the way, set new trends, cross new boundaries, be the influence all while contributing to our shared one home, our innocent and affected planet.
Try it, I promise you won’t look back.