Can period products be kind to the environment?
In 2018, Callaly, a feminine care company, released the world’s first combined tampon and mini-liner – a revolutionary new design. Created by gynaecologist Alex Hooi who has over 30 years’ experience, the Tampliner is the first significant innovation in tampons since they were invented in 1936, and they are kinder to the environment than many leading-brand alternatives.
The award-winning Tampliner was invented by a gynaecologist after 30 years of listening to patients – and it shows. Every detail is made with care, from the softest, organic cotton mini-liner to the reassuring shed-free tampon surface, even the virtual applicator is made with breathable, medical-quality material. The Tampliner’s innovative design eliminates the need to combine panty-liners and tampons, as the easy to insert tampon is also fitted with a mini-liner, to provide extra security without the bulkiness of a separate pad.
Break it down
Callaly’s Tampliner is also more than 95% biodegradable, so is more gentle on the planet than hard, plastic applicators. In addition, the company is hopeful that by providing a 2-in-1 product, it can save on packaging for the 70% of tampon users who also buy extra boxes of liners to wear – just in case. Also, instead of using packaging with a laminate coating, which can take up to five years to biodegrade, Callaly has chosen to use fully recyclable packaging, which also educates customers not to flush period products down the toilet.
The holy grail
Callaly’s aim is to make sure that its products have as little impact on the environment as possible. As a certified B-Corp, Callaly has to prove that its company is a force for good, that it is not consciously harming the environment, and that its supply chains are transparent. So, you can rest assured that even if that holy grail of a zero-impact disposable doesn’t exist at the moment, Callaly is working towards it all the time.
This story shows how Callaly supports Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, specifically Target 12.5: “By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.”
In 2018, Callaly, a feminine care company, released the world’s first combined tampon and mini-liner – a revolutionary new design, combining an organic cotton tampon with a built-in soft mini-liner. Created by gynaecologist Alex Hooi who has over 30 years’ experience, the Tampliner is the first significant innovation in tampons since they were invented in 1936.
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