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The best sustainable period products to help save money and the planet

Most menstrual hygiene items go to landfills, but eco-friendly tampons, pads, cups and pants are on the rise. Experts share their tips on finding the right fit

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Menstrual cups and other eco-friendly options can help cut down on waste and expenditure. Photo: Picture posed

Menstrual cups and other eco-friendly options can help cut down on waste and expenditure. Photo: Picture posed

Tampon pouches, from €3.99 for 12 every three months, WeAreRiley.com

Tampon pouches, from €3.99 for 12 every three months, WeAreRiley.com

Compostable pads, from €7.29 for 12 regular pads every three months, WeAreRiley.com

Compostable pads, from €7.29 for 12 regular pads every three months, WeAreRiley.com

Tampons with a reusable applicator starter set, €35 from WeAreDame.co

Tampons with a reusable applicator starter set, €35 from WeAreDame.co

Wear ‘Em Out pad, from €9.15, WearEmOut.co.uk

Wear ‘Em Out pad, from €9.15, WearEmOut.co.uk

Reusable cloth pads, from €6.50 for a light flow pad, SweetLavenderandChilliFlakes.com

Reusable cloth pads, from €6.50 for a light flow pad, SweetLavenderandChilliFlakes.com

OrganiCup, €24, GreenOutlook.ie

OrganiCup, €24, GreenOutlook.ie

Period underwear, from €20, sizes XS-XL, nickeze.com

Period underwear, from €20, sizes XS-XL, nickeze.com

Period pants, €25, Eu.ModiBodi.com

Period pants, €25, Eu.ModiBodi.com

Basic hipster, €14.95 for medium flow, WukaWear.com

Basic hipster, €14.95 for medium flow, WukaWear.com

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Menstrual cups and other eco-friendly options can help cut down on waste and expenditure. Photo: Picture posed

Over the course of a lifetime of menstruation, you’re likely to use between 5,000 and 15,000 pads and tampons, most of which will end up in landfills.

While many of us are taking steps to reduce our consumption of plastic, one of the areas we have been slow to embrace is sustainable period products.


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