1. Proud to be plastic free!
In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be only used once. These are some plastic facts that blew our mind:
- 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
- 1 millions plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute.
- About 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced every year (that's about the same weight as the world population).
- 60% of the plastic produced since the 1950's is now in landfill or in the natural environment.
We want to do our bit to reduce this plastic problem, so our packaging is made from recyclable cardboard tubes, with a recyclable tin plate extra safety cap. All our postage materials are also plastic free too!
2. Reducing textile waste...
We want to help you save your knickers! Here's some scary pieces of information about textile waste to show you why:|
- Across the world, we consume about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year, which is 400% more than the amount we consumed just two decades ago.
- In the UK alone, we throw away an estimated 350,000 tonnes into landfll each year.
- This is around 3.1kg of textiles thrown away per person per year with 1.7kg of this going into landfill.
Don't let something simple as blood stains mean you have to throw away your undies, pjs, bedsheets and clothing. Let Save My Knickers come to the rescue so we can bring down the amount of textiles going in the bin!
3. Plastic free periods...
There are so many hidden plastics in our traditional, mainstream period products that most of us probably didn't know were there! Did you know:
- Period products are the 5th most commonly found item of rubbish on European beaches.
- No period products should ever be flushed down the toilet! Only the three "P's" Poop, Pee and Paper.
- A typical house hold branded pack of 14 period pads contains the same amount of plastic as 5 carrier bags.
- Around 200,000 tonnes of plastic period waste ends up in landfill each year.
- It's not just the tampon applicators that are made of plastic, the actual part you insert into your body can have plastic in it too! The little string attached to them can be made of Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) which are two common types of plastic.
Save My Knickers is a part of the Women's Environmental Network (WEN) Environmenstrual Coalition, aiming to share the vision of a world where healthy, eco-friendly menstrual products are the norm.
If you want to learn more, take a look at some of the links below.