On average, one person will dispose of approximately 11,000 sanitary products during their lifetime.
This week, our friends at WUKA officially stopped 2 million tampons and pads going to landfill. That’s such a huge milestone, and we are so proud that we had founder, Ruby Raut, speak at She Loves Plants earlier this month. She inspired the audience with her words, and had us in awe with what she has done surrounding period positivity and sustainability. We cannot wait to see what WUKA achieve next.
Ahead of Earth Hour tomorrow, WUKA worked out that 400k tampons and pads are thrown away every hour, in the UK alone; that’s enough to fill 13 London buses.
Ruby, the UK’s first ever period pant CEO says; “I created WUKA because I wanted to see an affordable and truly sustainable alternative to the mainstream options. I remember coming to this country for the first time at age 20 from Nepal and was in awe of the number of period products available. It wasn’t until I looked closer and saw that, actually, they were all full of the same toxic chemicals, wrapped in mountains of plastic and nothing offered an economical and ecological solution - so I made my own.”
WUKA currently offers heavy and light pants - 4 and 1 tampons worth of liquid respectively - a teen range and a 100% biodegradable bralette. They’re running a 50% discount from 7:30:-8:30pm on Saturday 30th March - one hour before Earth Hour.