Enjoy the sea this summer, but don’t pollute it!

Enjoy the sea this summer, but don’t pollute it!

The impact of tampon applicators on beaches during the summer can be negative if not managed properly. Tampon applicators are made of plastic and, if not disposed of properly, can contribute to beach and ocean pollution.

Here are some issues to consider:

Plastic pollution:

Tampon applicators are often made of single-use plastic, which can take decades to decompose in the environment. If applicators are discarded on the beach or thrown into the sea, they can accumulate and contribute to plastic pollution.

Impact on marine life:

Plastic waste on beaches can be ingested by marine life, causing harm and even death.

Tampon applicators can easily be mistaken for food by marine animals, resulting in plastic ingestion and its negative consequences.

Environmental awareness:

It is important that people who use tampons and applicators are aware of the environmental impact they can have.

Encouraging responsible disposal practices, such as wrapping used applicators in paper or bags and disposing of them in appropriate containers, can significantly reduce the impact on the environment.

Sustainable alternatives:

Considering the use of more sustainable menstrual products, such as menstrual cups or reusable pads, can help minimise the environmental impact on beaches and oceans.

These alternatives do not generate plastic waste and can be used for several years.

In summary, to mitigate the impact of tampon applicators on beaches during the summer, it is essential to promote environmental awareness and adopt responsible disposal practices. In addition, exploring sustainable alternatives can be a more environmentally friendly option.


At Masmi Natural Cotton we have a wide range of reusable and vegan menstrual products that we invite you to discover.