Can You Compost Tampons?

Tampons can be composted if they are made of 100% cotton but we would recommend against it for people who maintain small compost heaps at home.

Even if the tampons are made from cotton, they may still contain materials that can’t be composted like the plastic applicators. An average woman may use up to 15,000 tampons during her lifetime, which can lead to about 150 kg of waste. If you are seeking a greener alternative then consider brands that produce biodegradable tampons like Natracare.


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