Period products: What's best for the environment?

The average Australian woman uses around 10,000-12,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime.

But what kind of impact do menstrual products have on the environment

Pads take around 500-800 years to biodegrade.

Menstrual cups and period underwear and swimwear have less of an environmental impact.

So, what's better for the environment?

A 2016 CHOICE study found menstrual cups and period underwear have minimal impact on the environment compared to tampons and pads.

Disposables products can have a big impact on landfill — every pad takes around 500-800 years to biodegrade.

Aside from landfill, there's the issue of production: cotton-growing requires pesticides, which can pollute waterways.

Learn more in this article about sustainable period product options and what's better for the environment.


Shop our range of ladies and teen eco-friendly and sustainable leakproof period swimwear, choose from comfy leakproof period bikini's, one piece period swimsuits and period bikini bottoms – shop now.  

At Azure Belle we recognise that periods are highly personal and each woman is in a unique phase of her own journey.

Our eco-friendly leak-proof period bathers provides a stylish, discreet option so you have the freedom to enjoy every day, even when you have your period.

Our ladies and teen period one piece swimsuit, period bikini bottoms and period bikini swimwear is suitable for light to moderate days of your period. It is designed in Australia, by women for women. It has been rigorously tested by world leading, globally certified laboratories to ensure ultimate comfort, confidence, and leak-proof protection.

Because our period swimwear pieces can simply be washed and re-worn, you can reduce your environmental footprint unlike using tampons and single-use sanitary products that contribute to waste. 

Try our ladies and teen period swimwear today and feel confident with our 100% Happiness Guarantee.

Learn more about how period swimwear works.

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