Disposing of pads and tampons

Oi pad and panty liner wrappers are bioplastic (made from corn-starch) so they are compostable but take varying lengths of time to completely biodegrade depending on the temperature of the soil.

Disposing of pads and tampons


Where temperatures are higher they breakdown completely in 90-180 days. It is generally recommended that they are disposed of in landfill where they will break down over time.

Oi used cotton tampons and pads can also be composted and make a wonderful addition to compost!

We recommend that you do not flush applicators or wrappers as this can clog the system but they can be wrapped in toilet paper and disposed of in the normal way, they will go into landfill but break down naturally in 3-5 years without causing any environmental harm.