Most pads contain plastic

For menstruators, biologically they experience their period once a month, and on average lasts for under a week. According to Clean up Australia, there are 6 million menstruators in Australia and 16-22 sanitary items are used per period. 90% of conventional pads contain plastic which in landfill would take 300-500 years to decompose. Image: Image: …

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Microplastics: a hidden hazard

Microplastics are plastics smaller than five millimetres in diameter, and they’ve become a concern for researchers.They’re considered as emerging pollutants because they’ve been found everywhere, including inside our bodies.But how are microplastics are affecting the environment and our health? Image: UnSplash- Scaled Produced By: Ash Taylor Featured In Story: Susan Wilson – Professor in Environmental …

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