A person using conventional pads/tampons contributes to a lot of the waste that ends up in landfills and oceans made up of plastic and other non-degradable materials.
Make the choice:
A conventional pad equals 4 plastic bags vs. hannahPAD- 100% organic biodegradable and compostable cotton
90kilos of tampons vs. 1 hannahCUP
In a lifetime, 1 person can use up to 10,000-12,000 pads/tampons that end up in landfills and waterways.
hannahPADs replaces single use pads and you will only need a number of liners and pads that you’ll continuously reuse for 2-5 years. If you’re a tampon user, you will only need 1 hannahCUP and is reusable for over 2 years.
In Australia alone 500 million pads/tampons end up in landfill EACH YEAR as plastic waste. So if we look at the last 10 years, you would be looking at 5 billion pads/ tampons sitting in landfill.
hannahPAD is reusable and components of the pad are compostable and recyclable. The hannahCUP replaces all tampons, even single use liners for several years where nothing goes to waste.
It takes 500-800 years for single use pads to break down but they won’t ever break down entirely. Tampon applicators and plastic packaging from conventional period products are being flushed down toilets and contribute to the increasing marine plastic waste issue.
hannahPADs are fully compostable and recyclable. Depending on the environment, it will take roughly 12 months for organic cotton to fully biodegrade. If you’re crafty, you may also repurpose the pads giving them a second life. As for the hannahCUP, one switch will save millions of disposable tampons from landing in the environment.
Conventional pads and tampons contain harmful toxins– pesticides, herbicides, formaldehyde, bleach just to name a few. It may not be harmful on impact but they bioaccumulate over time with repeated exposure. As there are no regulations in Australia to disclose the ingredients in pads/tampons, it is therefore important what touches the largest organ of your body– the skin.
hannahPAD is made from certified organic cotton– minimal processing, untreated, and naturally beige, soft, and absorbent.
hannahCUP is made from 100% medical grade silicone.
The environment needs our help. It’s not too late, but if we don't act now there will be consequences that future generations will have to deal with.
Make the switch today to reusable period products and help STOP 500 million pads/tampons from ending up in landfill.