Kick the convenience of disposable period pads this Plastic Free July

Kick the habit of using disposable period pads this Plastic Free July with Bloom & Nora reusable period pads

Using disposable period pads is something that many of us would not have thought twice about before, but the tide is turning on plastic waste and it isn’t too late for you to catch the wave. Global movements like Plastic Free July are raising awareness of the convenience of reusables, the damage created by waste, and encourage you to make the switch. Whether it’s a big change or small changes over time, ditch the disposables for the whole month of July and be part of the solution to the climate crisis we find ourselves in.

Convenience as a retail concept once meant picking up your milk on the way home from work or ordering something online and getting it delivered to your door within a few days. More recently the convenience culture has spoiled us for choice, opportunity, and availability. This ‘everything now’ attitude has had a detrimental impact on our planet and contributed greatly to the climate crisis. An attitude that is ingrained in our culture so much so that it is often deemed odd when reusable options are brought to the table. But with disposable period products being one of the worst offenders contributing to the plastic problem, there has never been a better time of the month to change.

So why switch to reusable period pads when you can pick disposables up at the shop or get them posted through your letterbox on a monthly subscription? For a start reusable period pads are a fuss free alternative to disposables that enable you to have a cycle in style, but they also drastically reduce your waste too. Made using recycled plastic bottles and designed to be used for up to 10 years, there is no running out, no popping to the shop, and no waiting for the postman if your monthly order hasn’t arrived yet. True convenience is something that is available to you all the time, with no having to rush out and get it. What’s more convenient than not leaving your house when you need a period pad?

We have all been guilty of tossing a disposable tampon in the bin, fortunately this ‘out of sight out of mind’ attitude is changing, and it’s about time too especially considering on average one person will use 15,000 disposable period products throughout their lifetime, 8% of which will end up in our waterways and washed up on beaches. In fact, around two million period products are found along the UK’s coastline on a typical beach clean. That is a lot of waste, a lot of money, and a lot of time spent nipping into the shops when you run out, which can be a total nightmare are we right?

The solution to reducing waste is reuse, and when it comes to your period there is a simple solution, one that is better for the environment and better for your pocket too. It really is time for everyone to step back and really look at what we are throwing away and at what we can do to make positive changes for our future, health, and the planet. Do good, feel good and join millions of people across the globe who are not just kicking the disposable habit but are happy to shout about it too:

''I use these pads at the start and end to my periods, they suit my needs perfectly and am feeling much better not buying disposable products anymore.'' Rebecca, Trustpilot

''I wish I'd switched sooner! Just had my first cloth period and it was altogether a joyful experience so much more comfortable than disposables and easy enough to clean.'' Emily, Trustpilot

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews for yourself and take a look at a whole new period. You’ll need around 10-12 pads in total but most people start off with just a few to try out. Single pads start at £4.99 and trial kits containing one of each size start at £33.95.

Use PFJ15 for a 15% discount on BLoom & Nora period pads this month.