Journal of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, approximately 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet in the UK every day.hat's why Mondays needs to engage with the subject of what our products are made of and how they should be used. We all know that hygiene products, regardless of their ingredients, should never be flushed down the toilet. Unfortunately, in some situations, these hygienic practices simply cannot be followed; many toilets are still not equipped with waste bins, making it difficult to ensure that hygienic practices are followed. According to the
For full compliance with hygiene practices it is important to provide bins in toilets for the disposal of used sanitary products and thus make users aware of the devastating effects of water pollution if products are flushed down the toilet.
Responsible Consumption and Production
The socioeconomic and demographic changes will increase demand for already constrained natural resources. Another SDG that can help your company highlight its commitment to environmentally friendly initiatives is to address #12 - Responsible Consumption and Production.
By providing Mondays menstrual products, you are making a choice to source sustainable products and service that respect environmental and societal causes and address the key themes of this SDG:
- sustainable sourcing
- resource efficiency
- procurement practices
- product information and labelling
Mondays menstrual products and the dispenser itself are sustainably designed and allow your employees to use the products in a healthy way that respects their bodies and the planet.
Opt for a period care solution that respects ecological and societal causes:
Mondays period products, tampons and pads are 100% organic and plastic-free. The cotton used in the tampons and inside the pads is untreated and completely organic. Turning to 100% cotton products is a great option that is beneficial to the planet as organic cotton production reduces the use of pesticides by 98%. Organic soils are also up to 25% more efficient at storing carbon in the long term and in general organic cotton production reduces water consumption by 90%.
Choosing Mondays menstrual products also allows your company to educate your employees towards the use of plastic-free products. Mondays tampons and pads are 100% plastic-free and packaged in recycled and recyclable material. The material used to package Mondays pads looks very much like plastic, but it is actually a biodegradable material made from cornstarch and vegetable oils. This material is completely fossil-fuel free and compostable. Mondays tampons are wrapped in paper and have a recycled cardboard applicator.
If you have opted or would like to opt for Mondays period dispensers, you should know that they are manufactured in a local company in Biel, Switzerland that is an expert in soldering and metal working. The family business is now entirely in the hands of two women, Veronique and Sabrina, who do their utmost to respect their core business and deliver a modern and sleek final product, just like Mondays.
Mondays adds value to your business by providing environmentally friendly menstrual care products that are 100% made in Europe: the tampons are made in Germany, the pads in Italy and our dispensers are made in Switzerland.
Mondays is committed to complete transparency when it comes to product labeling. The list of ingredients in tampons and sanitary pads is fully available on our website.
Responsible Consumption and Production in your business?