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Where menstrual waste ends up and what's the impact on the environment?

Where menstrual waste ends up and what's the impact on the environment?

More than 45 billion tampons or sanitary pads are used every year across the world, that’s about 3.2 million kgs of waste. That’s an unfathomable amount and makes our heads spin. To make matters even worse, it’s estimated that a regular non-organic cotton pad can take 500–800 years to break down, additionally, as the main component of disposable pads is plastic (a shocking 90% is plastic), they will never completely biodegrade. Read more.

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What is PUL and TPU fabric? 4 reasons we choose TPU for reusable pads

What is PUL and TPU fabric? 4 reasons we choose TPU for reusable pads

Ever wondered what the difference is between PUL and TPU fabric? The main difference between PUL and TPU is that PUL is a type of plastic that uses chemicals in production, whereas TPU is bonded using heat rather than chemicals. 

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7 best period trackers for 2021

7 best period trackers for 2021

Why use a period tracker? It’s the easiest way to keep track of when your period is on the way, your symptoms and how long your cycle lasts. Understanding how regular you are or what symptoms your body is experiencing every month can give you information on your overall health and what your body might need more or less of. It’s also helpful to know where your body is at so you can be prepared to be extra kind to yourself. Check out these apps available on iOS and Android that help you keep track of your period and more!

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Why is my period blood brown? Your period colour questions answered

Why is my period blood brown? Your period colour questions answered

The colour of your period blood varies depending on the length and flow, so you may see pink, brown or even black period blood – not always bright crimson like you may expect. Let’s break down the different shades of period blood that you may experience during your cycle and find out what it all means.

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Save $1080 by switching to reusable pads – better for your pocket and our earth

Save $1080 by switching to reusable pads – better for your pocket and our earth

You know that reusable pads and menstrual cups are better for the environment and even safer for you (if you missed that, read more about the harmful toxins in disposable pads here and the benefits of certified organic cotton here) but what about your pocket? How much will switching to a greener alternative save you in the long run?

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How to have a zero-waste period while travelling

How to have a zero-waste period while travelling

Saying goodbye to 2020, or welcoming in the new year with a trip? Your commitment to using less plastic and contributing less waste doesn’t need to take a backseat while you travel on your period. Let’s take a look at some of your options and the perks of choosing reusable alternatives when you’re on the go.

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Reusable pads or period undies – what’s the difference?

Reusable pads or period undies – what’s the difference?

You’ve probably got the gist of why using sustainable period products is better – cost effective, no nasties and zero waste. But with so many choices out there, how do you know which one’s for you? Let’s take a look at the differences between reusable pads and period undies so you can decide what’s best for you.

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A Guide to Figure Out How Many Cloth Pads You'll Need

A Guide to Figure Out How Many Cloth Pads You'll Need

We’ve asked 4 hannah⋮AU staff to share how many pads they own and use throughout the duration of their cycle. Not surprisingly, the team ranges from light to heavy flow and varying cycle lengths. Hopefully this gives you an idea of how many pads you may need for your cycle.

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The Low Down on What's New at hannahpad AU & NZ!

The Low Down on What's New at hannahpad AU & NZ!

Have you seen all the exciting changes at hannahpad recently? If not, don’t worry! We’re here to give you all the details on what’s new 👌

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Tips: On-the-go with hannahpad

Tips: On-the-go with hannahpad

Can using hannahpads be discrete?

I never carried disposable pads together in a pouch before, so it was never discrete having to pull one out and shove it in my pocket or tuck it under my armpit before racing to the bathroom.

Having a separate pouch kept my pads all in one place and I just plucked the pouch out of my bag whenever I needed it. If ever I came across someone at work between my desk and the toilet, they probably simply thought I had a makeup bag in hand. I don't really care what people think because it's true after all that I am a menstruating human.

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3 Reasons Why We Don’t Colour Our hannahpads

3 Reasons Why We Don’t Colour Our hannahpads

For those interested in trying hannahpads, our certified organic cotton is beige in colour and sits against your skin to catch flow and discharge. Unlike hannahpads, most cloth pads use dark colours or patterns.  

Here are some key reasons why we don’t colour our hannahpads (the part that touches your skin).

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