Can I Flush A Tampon?
Should We Be Flushing Tampons?
TO MANY PEOPLE'S SURPRISE, IT'S A BIG NO!
With sanitary waste being the FIFTH largest polluter of single-use plastic in our oceans, it’s important that sanitary waste is disposed of properly, which means no flushing!
Although proving sometimes awkward and inconvenient to opt for any other method other than flushing, there are products out there to make it more convenient to be a binner. That's where we come in! Finally a sustainable option to feminie sanitary disposable bags.
DON'T RUSH TO FLUSH BE A BINNER
With their cool great design, FabLittleBag's have you covered making tampon disposal and sanitary pad disposal a breeze. With their opaque bags for discretion, opening with one hand is an easy and convenient solution to waste disposal alongside the firmly closed seal, for hygiene.
Driven by sustainability, FabLittleBag’s plant based solution to period waste is revolutionising the market, going above and beyond with their British Patented invention as an innovative disposal bag, with a mission to help keep our rivers and ocean free from the pollution of period waste.
£100M A YEAR IN DAMAGES
POLLUTING OUR OCEANS
Where do they end up when they are flushed? The answer is our oceans, our rivers and are washed up on our beaches. A disturbing thing to think of the next time you go for a wild water river or sea swim.
ORGANIC TAMPONS DON'T DISAPPEAR
Organic tampons are better eco-wise than normal tampons, but they will never end up at an industrial composting site so will not biodegrade anytime soon!
TYPICAL WASTE PIPE SIZE IN A HOUSEHOLD IS ONLY 10CM WIDE
With these dimensions, there is no surprise when it comes to blockages. Add in a bit of furring due to hard water and a couple of bends you can see how easy it is for things to get stuck, clogged and cause raw sewage in your bathroom!
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What can fit into a FabLittleBags?
Well, you can easily fit in a tampon, its applicator, the wrapping, and, depending on the size of the applicator used, a wipe too! Other uses include condoms, used tissues, used COVID-19 tests, apple cores, chargers... the list is endless!
How many tampons are flushed each year?
What are FLB made of?
Made from sugarcane waste, recycled materials and vegan glue, FabLittleBag support the circular economy of waste with the sugar cane locking in the carbon as it rapidly grows. Believing in doing our part for our waters by providing a discrete period waste solutio
What happens to Sanitary Waste?
The FabLittleBag brand thrives on educating people about the negative effects of flushing products down the toilet, protecting our rivers and oceans, and making binning a better experience. According to shocking statistics, the UK alone flushes 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million pads down the toilet every day! With an overall estimate of 1.5-2 billion menstrual items are flushed down Britain's waterways each year. A staggering amount, with approximately 37,000 sewer blockages each year mainly consisting of unflashable items including wipes and sanitary waste.