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The founders of Plastfree were tired of having to compromise effectiveness and efficiency for sustainability in their menstrual products. After two years of R&D, Plastfree created the highest absorbing biodegradable sanitary pad available. Giving you 5 x absorption & ultimate comfort during periods.
Live Consciously. The choice is yours!
Plastfree is dedicated to philantropy. Whether it be donating profits to nonprofits combatting period poverty, launching tree planting programs, or putting on film screenings and talks in schools to bring awareness.
The Societal & Environmental Problem
- Discarded menstrual products are the fifth most common plastic waste product found in the ocean, and In 2018 alone, people in the U.S. disposed of 5.8 billion of these items.
- 85% of tampons contain Monstanto's 'cancer causing' glyphosate pesticide in it. Since cotton is an extremely pesticide and insecticide heavy crop.
- Most tampons contain chemicals such as dioxin, chlorine and rayon. While the products sit in landfills, these chemicals get soaked up by the earth and are released as pollution into groundwater and air.
- inorganic cotton has to be one of the most harmful crops to grow, yet it is the least talked about. Cotton is considered on of the world’s “thirstiest crops,” requiring six pints of water to grow just one little bud). The worst part may be the incredible amount of pesticides and insecticides required to produce them. Which is rapidly destroying our vital top soils. A non-renewable resource that takes at least a 100 years to form.
100% Organic cotton top sheet, biodegradable SAP, biodegradable bottom layer, vegan glue to stick 3 layers of absorbent layers, anion technology anti-bacterial strip to reduce odor & a breakthrough design with individual cotton covers. All this to make your periods most sustainable!
Abi & Anushka are the two founders of Plastfree that wanted to make manufacturers more responsible for their frivolous use of plastic in their products.
Although they were pleased to find a few products in the market that was organic & biodegradable, they were was not satisfied with the quality, performance & packaging. Many still came with wrappers, core, back sheet all made of plastic and did not absorb well enough causing leaks and stains.
They also wanted to make a product which was not only plastic free, chemical free, dioxin free and fragrance free in all layers, but also wanted it to be fit for its purpose & more.
Two years of research and development materialised the concept of Plastfree, the highest absorbing biodegradable sanitary pad range available.
Plastfree Foundation works with various charities in UK & abroad to tackle period poverty by giving donations, film screenings to raise awareness, talks in schools & collaborating with like minded organisations.
They also have recently partnered with We Do Ethical to plant trees to offset their carbon emissions & work towards being carbon neutral. Their charity partner in India is a wonderful organisation Calcutta Rescue with whom they have started to work closely to donate pads monthly to children and women in slums in Kolkata- their home town. They are also working on a handicraft project to generate employment by including bespoke hand stitched sanitary pouches in their FIRST PERIOD KIT for kids too!