so I will start by saying, I’m not a hippy. I dont go hugging treees… however of late in the news, we hear more and more about climate change. due to the impact of humans on the earth…
this got me thinking.
each pad I use takes 500 years to decompose. and in that time the absorbent chemicals within it will have leached in to the surounding water. It makes me think that reusable, might be a more ecologiclly sound choice. I use between 4 and 5 pads a day, even if i could use one resuable a day it would decrease my impact on our planet. i am struggling to find stockist in the UK of reusable producs. i have some on the way from the US, but the shipping alone makes them expensive. and i dont yet know if they are any good. Does anyone else. share my love for our planit. and have any options for me????
Thanks for your question. More companies are beginning to stock washable incontinence products, and it is definitely time to move forward with this. You are right in your concern, using a lot of disposable products does have a bad impact on the environment. You can find Vivactive Washable Pads here on Amazon, which I believe are dispatched from the UK.
You can also find a range washable incontinence pants on a number of websites, such as Allanda.
Washable products are, however, only ideal for light incontinence. In the future, I think there will be more washable options available for heavier incontinence!
thank you, maybe not for me then as I use a maxi slip… the good news though is that I spoke to a person at Tena the other day, and they assured me that Tena, will be introducing a biodegradable product range in the near future
If you need a heavier product there are still washable options. And they’re not just limited to traditional terry nappies and plastic pants in adult size, though these are available, but just not very discreet and practical for day to day use (though an option for night time).
There are plenty of specially designed washable adult nappies on the market. Sites like this for example: Blanken Care They’re typically bespoke hand made products so have a cost, and still probably bulkier than disposable alternatives, but worth trying out anyway.