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BODY & SOUL
NIL BY
MONTH

P L A S T I C-FREE
TIME OF THE
M O N T H 
All too often, sanitary products end up
being sent to the sea, so we take a look
at the eco-friendly items that are putting
a stop to period pollution. Period.

ORGANIC TAMPONS 
Period protection is essential but
plastic in your tampon isn't. If
you're new to the concept of a zerowaste period and find the idea of
a menstrual cup intimidating,
eco-friendly alternatives such as
the Yoni Organic Cotton Tampons
are a great place to start. This
bleach, plastic and perfume-free
option is not only better for your
body, but also the environment.
If you can, try to opt for the
applicator-free products to really
reduce your plastic use.

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Z I O M E K

MENSTRUAL CUP
Inserting a menstrual cup might
feel tricky at first, but once you
master the technique of using
a product like the OrganiCup,
you won't be going back to
tampons. Also available is the
Ziggy Cup™ from Intimina.
Made from antibacterial silicon,
it's comfortable, versatile, and
reusable, so reduces your period
product waste. Its revolutionary
flat-fit design makes it the only
reusable cup that can be worn
during sex. What's not to like?
PERIOD-PROOF UNDIES
For those who prefer less invasive
products, period-proof underwear
like the Flux Undies might be the
perfect solution.
Holding up to four regular
tampons worth of blood, these
reusable, machine washable and
hypoallergenic pants won't leak.
Their slim, functional fit won't
make you feel like you're wearing
a nappy, and the antibacterial
properties will keep you fresh and
dry for up to 12 hours.

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OrganiCup
Menstrual Cup
£20.99

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n average, women
use 11,000 disposable
menstrual products
during their lifetime,
and most of them end up flushed
down the toilet. A 2018 report by
the European Commission found
that sanitary items are the fifth
most-common waste product
found washed up on beaches.
With these planet-friendly period
products you can make a muchneeded difference and help stop
period pollution in its tracks.

AU R E L I A

In a
ss

WO R D S

Intimina
Ziggy Cup
£34.95

Flux Undies Period-Proof
Underwear Hi-Waist
£23.96 per pair

Yoni Tampons
£3.29 for 16

Available at planetorganic.com


http://www.planetorganic.com

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