Holland and Barrett now sell sustainable period products

Would you try these alternative products?

Thinking of making the swap to sustainable period products? As we become more and more aware of the environmental impact of waste products, Holland & Barrett is offering a variety of sustainable period products and for that time of the month.

Did you know that a tampon alone can outlive the average woman, and a sanitary pad can take around 500 years to decompose? Traditional period products are harming the planet, but Holland & Barrett is expanding its range to make sustainable period products more available.

“We’re delighted to be the first British high-street retailer to offer such a breadth of alternative period products,” says Victoria James, category buyer for Holland & Barrett. “We hope these new options will leave women feeling more confident about making a choice that is both right for them, and doesn’t cost the earth.”

Here are just some of the best sustainable period products on offer…

Flux Undies Period Proof Underwear

£27.99,Flux Undies Period Proof Underwear, in sizes S, M, L, (and XS & XL online), Holland & Barrett

The range includes FLUX Undies, which are absorbent and leak-proof underwear that can hold up to the equivalent of four regular tampons, keeping you dry for up to 12 hours. You can then pop them in the wash and re-use them. They’re also great to help prevent leaks on your heavier days as a second line of defence.

This re-useable menstrual cup can replace tampons and pads. Simply fold, insert and empty after 12 hours then rinse to re-use. A cup can last for many years, so it can cut the cost of buying tampons or sanitary pads each month as well as reducing wastage.

Bloom and Nora Mini Triple Pack Reusable Pads

£14.99, Bloom and Nora Mini Triple Pack Reusable Pads, 3 Pack, Holland & Barrett

These eco-friendly pads are made from absorbent bamboo and come in a variety of sizes for different flows. The wings secure with a popper to keep them in place and they can then be washed and re-used.

Alongside the product launch, Holland & Barrett’s have partnered with Bloody Good Period, a UK charity whose mission is to end period poverty, after it was revealed 1 in 4 women in the UK unable to afford period products.

The full sustainable period protection range is available at Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online.