According to the Environmental Working Group, the average woman uses 12 products and puts 168 chemicals on her body daily.
Additionally, in the United States alone, approximately 12 billion pads and 7 billion tampons are discarded each year. While many of these products end up in a landfill producing climate damaging methane, others clog sewers and contribute to the staggering amount of plastics in our oceans.
To help combat this, Natracare, creator of the only global compostable disposable period products, has launched a brand new campaign, Project #BeKind, to encourage us to choose 100% organic, chemical-free, plastic-free and biodegradable products, as part of its mission to drive change for the good of our bodies and the planet.
You can join the campaign at https://www.natracare.com/be-kind/ taking a pledge to change your habits around recycling, composting, and making plastic-free purchases for a minimum of 30 days.
You can also get tips on how to get started with composting. You will also be automatically entered for a chance to win Natracare’s exclusive #BeKind Starter Kit, worth around £150 featuring its products as well as organic, natural and sustainable products from like-minded brands. The boxes contain:
- Calendula & Damask Rose Soothing balms
- Neroli & Orange Blossom Deodorant Stick – Use or Refill
- 1x soap
- COSMOS- Brightening Antioxidant Natural Toothpaste
- 30ml AcquaDiRosa toner
- lavender laundry liquid
- Natracare organic cotton tampons
- Natracare ultra extra pads
- Natracare safe to flush wipes
Natracare offers certified organic and biobased products that fit every kind of body, and the company continues to strive toward building a better world, hence in 2019, it became the first period care product brand to join 1% for the Planet (in which companies gives one percent of their total sales (not just profits) to environmental organisations around the world every year).
To learn more and take the 30 day plastic free pledge, visit: ttps://www.natracare.com/be-kind/
Natracare was born of an activist campaign aimed at shaking up the menstrual products industry, and for more than 30 years the company has been campaigning for eco-positive designed period products.
Founder Susie Hewson created the company in 1989 in response to the growing risk to human health and the environment from dioxin pollution in the pulping industries due to the chlorine bleaching of paper products.
“I believe that actions speak louder than words,” said Susie. “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. Since that time, Natracare’s work has not stopped.”
Natracare products are available at select retailers in more than 80 countries worldwide.