When we heard about the new tool that would help save the planet, driving the world's first reusable tampon applicator, our head filled with questions. But let's be clear on one thing – it's just the applicator that can be reused! If you question why you need a reusable applicator, the answer is simple: The environment. Plastic applicators, plastic packaging and non-organic tampons cannot be recycled and are just one of the many plastics that continue to contaminate the planet. ends on beaches and poisoning wildlife. DAME offers a solution, and it is genuine and achievable – we have tried Dames reusable applicator, and we liked to use it so much, we kill our Tampax ASAP.
For 411 we spoke with founder Celia Pool, so the questions you are wondering about (which is it hygienic? Is it convenient? What do you do with the applicator between use?) Answered! As it is as good as the idea of saving the planet, you also want to use something simple and reliable during your period.
If you are not aware of how problematic time wastes are for the planet, it is time to gain momentum. Over 100 billion years, the products are thrown away every year. most contain plastic and can therefore not be reused or recycled and ends up in pieces and goes into the food chain! In addition, most tampons contain synthetic treatment with pesticides and chemicals. Considering that the average woman uses 12,000 tampons during her lifetime, just think about how many chemicals and pesticides you absorb? Errr, thank you next.
Everything makes an impact …
To counteract the plastic and non-recyclable waste caused by tampons, DAME has created a reusable tampon applicator named D. to reduce your carbon footprint. It works just like a typical applicator tampon, but you mount the tampon every time by placing it in the applicator. DAME also provides organic, recyclable tampons, and they also give you a small bag to stash your applicator in, made of recycled material (obs.).
Your questions answered …
Is the recyclable tampon hygienic?
Celia tells us, "Every D is made by Mediprene medically, with built-in antimicrobial sanipolymer. These are natural elements that actively repel bacteria and bacteria to ensure that D is safe and hygienic. Just on the surface, so you don't have to worry about it being rubbed off. And as long as D is properly treated (no detergent, no boiling water and no hard chemicals), this self-cleaning technique lasts a lifetime, unlike other antimicrobials. Its self-cleaning technology completely free of chemicals, pesticides or other harmful substances, so there is no risk to your body or environment. "
How should you clean and wash it when it has been used?
Celia says "It was really important for us that we made a product that is very easy to care for. Once you have used your D, rinse it thoroughly under the tap, wipe it dry with a clean paper towel and then turn it into its practical enclosed suitcase. "We can guarantee it – it is super easy to clean, and even if you are not in a private bathroom there is a cover for the applicator that you can put on it until you can access a sink.
How long will a reusable tampon applicator be?
Celia explains "We have created D our reusable tampon applicator for years because we want to stop disposable plastic applicators. We have designed it to be smooth, safe and hygienic so that it is 100% durable. By making the simple switch a D , you can save 12,000 disposable applicants from reaching our oceans. "
Which tampon on the market is the most similar?
"Unlike conventional tampons, DAME tampons are organic and biodegradable – so they are better for your body and for the planet. We make them pure natural cotton and nothing else, which means they are completely free of hard chemicals and synthetic substances. All DAME tampons are non-applicator in style so you can use them with our reusable tampon applicator, or solo if you prefer, "Celia explains.
Will the applicator fit all tampon sizes?
Celia confirms, "Yes, D fits seamlessly with all common tampons, from little to super plus. All Ds come with 6 of our toxin-free cotton tampons. While organic tampons are our personal preference, you can use D with any tampon mark."
Is it safe to insert plastic into your body?
"We worked with medical engineers to create D, using medical grade, BPA-free material. And we've done it through careful medical testing to ensure it meets the highest safety standards. We strongly believe that women's bodies and the planet deserves the very best. "We couldn't do more.
As soon as we heard about DAMES tampons, we were anxious to try them – we try to find everything that helps us cut our carbon dioxide emissions. We already loved the idea behind them, but it was important that they were easy to use, hygienic and the cleaning process was not difficult. And TBH, it crossed all the boxes. Because the applicator is made of rather rigid plastic, we recommend to angle the end (where the tampon comes out) around a little to make it more flexible, which helps the tampon to come out easier. Think of us Tampax converter!
Shop D. Reusable Tampon Applicator, $ 33, and Organic Cotton Tampons, $ 5.
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