About Us

the plastfree brand

Live consciously !

Join the Plastfree revolution.

Plastfree family is highly motivated to bring a positive change to women & environment. It all started when Abi & Anushka watched a documentary on BBC that showed how Laysan Albatrosses birds were affected by plastic pollution. Regular managed recycling of their own household waste seemed insufficient in comparison to their eagerness to preserve nature.

Two years of research and development materialised the concept of Plastfree- realising “Plastic has no place in periods.” At least one less single use plastic product will not burden the landfill for the next 800 years.

Plastfree UK is a team of women and men from all walks of life, united together to create sustainable hygiene products of excellent value for women & our planet. Plastfree family in a short period of time is present in UK, Canada & UAE all working towards a vision of Plastic free Periods.

Instead of watching from the sidelines as environmental pollution worsens, Abi & Anushka have become the change they wanted to see in the world.

When You buy, She studies

Plastfree Foundation believes that every girl deserves education. No one should miss school because of periods. That’s why with every box you buy, we donate a box to a girl who needs it in deprived communities around the world.

We not only work in villages but also in developed countries where poverty might not be seen so blatantly but it certainly exists!

End Period Poverty. Live Consciously.

Say No To Single Use Plastic

 

Plastfree Foundation has collaborated with WASUP, founded by Prof Gatrad, OBE. Walsall Against Single Use plastic (WASUP) is about raising awareness through posters, videos talks etc and practically discussing with various groups how to decrease the use of plastic in their organisation in Walsall. Their 4 tenets are:

  1. Raise awareness in all sectors of the community (schools, businesses, places of worship etc) thorough talks events and the social media)
  2. Educate the children in schools about the dangers of plastic and teach them about recycling.
  3. Litter picking both in streets and the waterways by all sectors of the community.
  4. Putting pressure on manufacturers to use less plastic in their packaging or in some cases none.

Plastfree aims to support the events by sponsoring litter picks and raisng awareness by providing literature for schools to jointly work towards a common mission!

 

Save our Rivers!

 

Plastfree Foundation is partnering with Lanes For Drains, drainage company who have been in the news last year and also on BBC for starting a campaign called ‘ Unblocktober’. It gained great momentum focussing on issues like flushing fats, oils, wet wipes, sanitary pads, liners etc down the toilet & sink that eventually costs the common people and govt millions to get rid of as it blocks the drains.

Plastfree, will be supporting their campaign as a feminine care brand focussed on environmental issues & spread this message ‘DO NOT FLUSH’- one of the solution to the single use plastic problem in oceans and seas today!

 

 

Period Education

 

Plastfree Foundation is supporting the Youth Cimate Summit 2020 organised by Global Action plan and London Eco Schools Network led by students- our future leaders and teachers. We are very excited to  be a part of it and spread the message of using plastic free period products & focus on the message of ‘Do Not Flush’.

 

 

Our Purpose

“To us it has always been the journey that seems to have a purpose than the destination itself”, says Abi &  Anushka, the Founders of Plastfree in reference to how they managed to create a product that reduces the carbon footprint and help the environment. Our purpose was to address a problem that needed a conscious attention.

Our Goal

Our goal is to educate people about plastic pollution caused by sanitary pads and give our future generations a premium eco friendly product that they can afford. By using alternative eco friendly products in our day to day lives, we can all contribute to a greener earth.

I have been using this product for the last 2 months. I must say this is the best sanitary pad I have used and will not go back to any other high street brands even. Extremely good feel .
Environmentally friendly, what more you want?
Very well presented and easy to carry even in small handbag. Highly recommended.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our products!

Is Plastfree made of Natural products?

 

Yes, all of the Plastfree products are hypoallergenic, free from fragrance, chemicals and are made from sustainable materials only. We use organic cotton, wood pulp, biodegradable sap and vegan glue for all products.

 

How good is Plastfree compared with other similar ones?

Our products are kinder to your skin and biodegradable core absorbs 5 times more blood/ leaks than the other brands- doing it's job. Our glue is just right making the wings stick & does not fall apart. Plastfree pads don't get stuck too much on to fabric making it a bad experience like other organic pads.

We have not only thought about the pad top layer using the best organic cotton, we have introduced a new leak proof 'biodegradable bottom layer' instead of plastic PE layer as given by others.

We have also thought about 'disposal' as being an important part of the period waste. So wrapping the pad in cotton covers instead of plastic covers and no stickers certainly gives way to spread the message of being kinder to our planet and promoting good disposal habits. Our box is also 100% recyclable using paper instead of the nasty plastic as given by other brands. All these changes have made the product eco friendly and cetainly the right choice for you!

 

 

Are they good for heavy flow?

Plastfree products have layers of ultra-absorbent core in the pads, which firmly locks in the heaviest of flow. We are proud to say that our products absorb blood from 220ml to 500ml in our different sizes, which is 5 times of what is available.

ARE YOUR PADS ORGANIC?

Yes. There’s a world of difference between conventional cotton pads & certified organic cotton pads. Conventional pads contain almost 4 single carrier bags and are produced with regular cotton using heavy pesticides & chemicals. The cotton top sheet used in Plastfree pads are sourced from farms using natural organic process. Although we use 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, we do not overprice our product. We believe in giving our future generation a premium eco-friendly organic product that they can afford.

Are your products biodegradable?

 

The inner core is made form biodegradable sap which means it takes upto 2 years to disintegrate in humid conditions in a landfill. Whereas, the conventional pads take upto 500-800 years to biodegrade.

The back layer of the pad is also made from biodegradable material, a new leak proof 'biodegradable bottom layer' instead of plastic PE (poly-ethylene) layer as given by others.

 

Are your products all Vegan?

All of our products are Vegan products. Ingredients and production methods are checked and certified by the experts at Vegetarian Society.

Where can we buy the products?

 

Find our products online at Wearth London & Amazon UK. We are also available at selected pharmacies & wholesalers Visit Find Us page for more details. If you are an independant seller or retailer and waning to stock our products, please feel free to email us. We will be happy to assist you in offering plastic free period products to your customers.

 

Are your pads expensive?

Breaking free from the habit of buying cheap unsustainable goods can be difficult. Hence coming out of one's comfort zone to buy a new product, can seem tougher than ususal. Plastfree pads are priced similar to the conventional brands & lesser than the certified organic brands, making them affordable & accessible to all.

Get in Touch!

Feel free to contact us for any queries, feedback or complaints related to Plastfree products.

Email

info@plastfree.co.uk

Call Us

0800 4118 200

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2nd Floor, 1-5 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PA