Plastic Tampon Applicators - A Real Problem

Plastic Tampon Applicators - A Real Problem

The impact of plastic waste on the environment is a significant problem in the world today, and plastic tampon applicators are a big part of this issue. It’s not just a problem when throwing the applicators away but also when they are made. 

Plastic waste can take hundreds of years to decompose, and it can harm wildlife and marine life that ingest or become entangled in it. According to the Ocean Conservancy, tampon applicators are among the top 10 items found on beaches worldwide. We need to do better for our planet.  

The production and disposal of plastic tampon applicators require energy and resources that contribute to carbon emissions and climate change. Plastic production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, which can have significant consequences for the planet.

It's so essential that we all do our part to address this problem. We can make a positive impact by choosing alternative menstrual products that are more environmentally friendly like using tampons with cardboard applicators. But the best way to make a difference is just to get tampons that don’t have the applicator to begin with. 

Non-applicator tampons or digital tampons are inserted with just your finger and are super popular in the rest of the world. Especially in Europe! They are comfortable and are so much better because there’s no plastic going into our bodies or our oceans. 

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1 comment

I understand the mission statement, and I understand the concern of utilizing plastic applicators with tampons, however, especially in America for the American market. The majority of women who do use tampons find it really uncomfortable to insert without an applicator… I will also add that you don’t always have use plastic to use an applicator, there are applicators that use cardboard, for example… However, I will say the plastic applicator is much more comfortable. Again, I understand the mission statement but it would be nice to see a bit more variety for the girls like myself that are hypersensitive and really need an applicator to insert.


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