The Plastic Period Problem and How NORA Aims to help Solve It - Join in for Plastic Free July

The Plastic Period Problem and How NORA Aims to help Solve It - Join in for Plastic Free July

It's estimated that every year, up to 13 million metric tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the ocean.

This startling statistic, provided by the United Nations Environment Programme, is a sobering reminder of our reliance on single-use plastic and its devastating impact on our environment.

The consequences of pervasive plastic pollution are far-reaching, affecting not just marine life but also the larger ecosystem, including humans. But it's not all doom and gloom. There are solutions, and they start with us making more sustainable and easy choices.

Small changes

NORA exists because of this very reason. Our motivation has been to create products that help people transition to a plastic-free life without compromising on convenience or comfort.

We believe that small changes can lead to significant impacts, and we’re proud to be part of the solution to the plastic waste problem. 

We make your NORA period products in the UK, using fabrics from recycled plastic waste (where possible). Having a focus on sustainability has led us to develop products that are eco-friendly and reusable. By switching to reusables our customers have prevented thousands of disposable period products from ending up in landfills or oceans, one change at a time. But we don't stop at period wear. We encourage and support other plastic-free choices too.

 As we hurtle through Plastic Free July, here are some simple swaps you can make to reduce your plastic waste:


  1. Water Bottles: Instead of buying bottled water, invest in a reusable water bottle. Not only will it save you money in the long run, but it also reduces the number of plastic bottles that end up in the bin.


  2. Beeswax Food Covers: These are a fantastic alternative to cling film. They're reusable, biodegradable, and perfect for covering leftovers, fruits, vegetables, and more.


  3. Reusable Pads/Pants: NORA’s range of reusable period wear provides a comfortable, reliable, and eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads and tampons.


  4. Shampoo Bars: Ditch the plastic shampoo bottles and switch to shampoo bars. They last longer, are great for travelling, and come in a variety of options for different hair types.


  5. Metal Razors: A safety razor with replaceable blades offers a lasting solution to disposable plastic razors. They also perform better than throwaway razors and reduce the risk of razor burns.


Remember, the goal isn't about perfection; it's about making better choices when possible. This July, join us in embracing a plastic-free lifestyle. Try NORA's range of reusable period pants and pads to kickstart your journey towards reducing single-use plastic. Together, we can make a difference and help create a more sustainable future. Let's turn the tide on plastic pollution this Plastic Free July.

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