We have one home and one big blue, our planet earth, that is steadily choking on plastics and we have a small window of opportunity to make big changes.
As a race, our future is deeply dependant on our planet supporting our survival. Contrary to our perhaps mistaken belief, it is the human race that needs protecting, not our planet. Our planet has survived woolly mammoths, dinosaurs and meteorites. She will survive us, but can humans survive without Mother Earth is the more pertinent question. With the recent climate change protests really achieving attention from government – is the complexity and urgency of the plastic problem really sinking in?*There are 500 times more pieces of micro-plastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy and by 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish! [*The Independent]
Plastics are strong and durable and that’s why they’ve become so popular in our manufacturing process, but the fact that plastic is durable means that it lasts a long, long time. Plastics in fact don’t ever break down, with some stating that every single piece of plastic ever made is still around today!In fact world population statistics will demonstrate a hockey stick like exponential population explosion from the 1920s onwards – which is also when plastic came to be used to store, preserve and conserve food.
With our mass producing and mass consuming culture becoming ever more mainstream across the planet it means that the plastic pollution has reached a tipping point and it’s time for drastic action!Small steps we take, are just that, small steps, but if everyone took small steps, we’d have at our disposal, a means to inspire change.As an individual your purchasing power makes you very powerful. In purchasing organic cotton period products from LUXStore, you are subscribing to the principle of bio-degradability and doing your bit to support our planet.
What’s the connection between plastics and period products you may wonder. Did you know the majority of mainstream period products contain plastic polymers? This means that the synthetic period pads you dispose of today will still be around on the planet far longer than you or I will ever be. The average number of years a synthetic period pad can remain polluting our soil and water is 800 to 1000 years.
Needless to say, the negative impact of plastic filled, synthetic pads to your health is another key consideration. Your decision to continue to purchase a disposable synthetic menstrual product adds to the plastic epidemic significantly, made worse by incorrect disposal. Did you know that 2.5 million tampons, 1.5 million period pads and 700,000 panty liners are flushed down toilets every single day in the UK.* [*Journal of IES, 2014.]That’s why at LUXStore we launched our range of organic and biodegradable period products
At LUXStore we are very passionate about the importance of biodegradability.
Our period pads are made from organic cotton and corn starch. We recommend that our pads are disposed in bins, which will take them to a landfill, where we anticipate they will biodegrade within a year. Our products are home decomposable too, if you are that way inclined. Should our pads mistakenly find their way to the ocean, the ingredients in our period pads will decompose regardless. Our 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly pads are bio degradable and take about a year to fully decompose, leaving behind no residue. Even our packaging is bio degradable – the carton is made of recycled single ply cardboard and the hygiene sheaths in which our pads are packaged are made of corn starch.
When it comes to your period products do you choose organic? At Luxstore we are passionate about all things organic! A better choice for you and for the environment!
We are fully organic on our supply side too, with zero chemicals used to grow our cotton. Our GOTS certified organic cotton is farmed sustainably with appropriate crop rotations so that we can cultivate harmoniously with nature instead of depleting it. Why choose LUXStore when it comes to period products? Well, 3 reasons: simply They’re great for your health, period; They’re awesome for the environment. They are part of an ethical and sustainable supply chain. Choose Lux Store Organic and be kind to your body and to the planet!
KINDER TO YOUR BODY
• FREE from chemicals
• Certified organic cotton
• Completely bio-degradable
• Free from pesticides
• Sustainable supply chain
• Recyclable packaging
• Plastic free & vegan
Make the switch to organic
We currently offer Day pack and Night pack products: At LUX Store, we offer our products through a simple subscription model which helps create a sustainable supply chain meaning our famers and manufacturers can continue to create quality organic products without any compromise. We view each pad as a testimony to our efforts to have a positive impact on our environment and as a mini revolution. We hope that you will join us and start your no-strings attached subscription today! You may choose to purchase just one box of product at a time too, if that is more convenient.
Promoted feature from inside our Thrive Health Magazine Summer issue from: LuxStore Organic https://luxstore.net/our-causes/
Come and start a revolution and enjoy 15% off with the code LSTHRIVE15OFF when you purchase our day or night packs.