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Can I flush my tampon down the toilet?

Can I flush my tampon down the toilet?

Tampons are designed to expand when they touch liquid, meaning when a tampon is flushed down a toilet, it can expand to multiple times the size of a dry tampon. This can create blockages in the sewerage system, which can not only be expensive to repair but also have serious health implications because of the backflow. Toilet paper is specifically designed to break down almost immediately after making contact with liquid, however, tampons are designed to hold together despite hours of contact with liquid. 
International Women's Day: Sweet Treats vs. Impactful Change

International Women's Day: Sweet Treats vs. Impactful Change

“ Just really quickly” my boss says, his eyes flicking to the clock “In a few weeks it’ll be International Women's Day”.

I sighed internally. I really didn't have the energy for what was coming next. 


“ Jan, be a sweetheart and get some cupcakes organised again?” He says to me, “We’ve budgeted about $300 for the office.” 

 

sustainable period care, are menstrual cups good?

How Sustainable are Reusable Period Products?

Words by Millie Smith Throughout recent years, we have learnt about the many downsides to single-use, plastic period products. Countless businesses have altered their product offerings to include reusable alternatives, perhaps even discontinuing the single-use product. Government regulations are ...