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Tampons don’t need plastic applicators

Did you know that non-applicator tampons contain up to 97% less plastic than their plastic cousins. That's because they're still a tampon inside, but without the plastic casing (applicator) outside.

They're also conveniently small, so can easily fit into a pocket or purse


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Anonymous

I haven't tried tampons yet but I wish someone could create a safe, reusable applicator that you can put a regular tampon in so that it doesn't produce as much waste but still allows you to use an applicator.

Hani

I’m quite confused why girls only have periods! I mean boys don’t even need to worrie about monthly bleeding but I guess each gender has their own difficulties.

Make_the_planet_green_again___

I’ve got an eco insta and I may do a piece on this cuz I agree. Give plastic the finger.

We??Girls

I know that we are trying to do our bit for the environment and everything but do we choose to have our periods? No and boys don’t have to go through around 30 years of their life with every month for around 4-5 days bleeding! Whoever said girls were soft...😤

Erin

This is cool and all-I care a lot about the environment-bu some people do prefer applicator tampons. Some are made of cardboard too! I don't have my period yet, but as an active person, I think I will use tampons during the day and pads at night. I will see what I like best-applicator or non applicator.

<3PERIOD_LOVER<3

i have not startet yet butt im lokking forward to it. but i havent really thought about how much plastic we use on oure period. this was helpful thank you <3 <3 <3

Stoppie

This annoys me a lil bit girls have it bad enough actually getting periods and advetisements make me feel bad for using the plastic but there’s not much I can do bout it

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