A guide to menstrual cups

In this guide, we’ll take a look at what menstrual cups are, how you use them, and the pros and cons of their use.

What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a period product that fits inside the vagina and collects period blood. They are made from soft, flexible materials such as silicone and rubber, making them reusable, unlike tampons and pads.

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Eco-friendly date ideas for Valentine’s Day

It’s the month of love and, if you’re an eco-conscious couple, how better to celebrate your relationship on Valentine’s Day than by enjoying a sustainable date night together?

Of course, you could head to the local cinema or enjoy a meal cooked together at home, but if you’ve exhausted those options or they don’t feel very romantic to you anymore, then we’ve got a variety of options you might enjoy more.

We have pulled together a collection of great sustainable dates below for you to enjoy with your partner on Valentine’s Day — or any other day of the year!

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Eco-friendly alternatives to disposable nappies

If you have recently given birth to a little bundle of joy or are currently parenting a toddler, then you’ll definitely know your way around a nappy by now!

If you are pregnant with a little one on the way, then you may have started researching all the bits and bobs that are part of life with a baby, too.

Nappies account for 2-3 per cent of all household waste in the UK, according to Wrap, and each baby gets through between 4,000 and 6,000 before they are potty trained.

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How to create eco-friendly party bags

Planning a party for your child can be a stressful affair at the best of times, so it can be tempting to grab a bunch of whatever you can get your hands on when it comes to the party favours. After all, kids tend to just be excited about the notion of the bag.

However, if you’ve ever taken a moment to think about what you are sending each child home with, your conscience is probably telling you it’s time to take a step back and give more thought to what you are handing out.

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How to avoid fast fashion & dress more sustainably

When you go shopping online or on the high street, do you do it because you need new clothes or because you want new clothes?

While buying new clothes may seem innocuous enough, the truth is that fast fashion is highly unsustainable and therefore a bad choice for our planet (and our wallets).

Not only this but some fast fashion is made unethically.

While you may want to wear the very latest fashions, there are many alternative options out there for how to enjoy fashion and style in an eco-friendlier and more ethical way.

We have gathered together some great ideas below for avoiding fast fashion.

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Easy ways to live more sustainably in 2020

It’s that time of year when most of us contemplate the year that has just passed and consider the positive changes we can make in our lives during the year ahead.

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to establish a more sustainable lifestyle, then we have gathered together some great tips to get you started on your sustainability journey.

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Top recycling tips for Christmas

The festive season is upon us and despite all of our best efforts, it is often a time of utter chaos in households across the country.

With spirits high, it can be easy to forget about the importance of disposing of waste correctly — but with so much additional waste about at Christmas, recycling is as important as ever.

So, read through our tips below and get ready for an eco-friendlier Christmas.

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A guide to reusable & eco-friendlier period products

While most of us have been brought up using disposable period products as standard, we are in a climate crisis, it is time to look beyond these options and delve into the world of sustainability.  

After all, the average person who experiences periods will get through 11,000 tampons in their lifetime.

If you haven’t explored the world of disposable pad and tampon alternatives yet, read on and find out all about your numerous options — from period underwear to menstrual cups and beyond.

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How to enjoy a more sustainable Christmas

As we’ve discussed on the Forge blog before, Christmas is a wasteful time of year where peoples’ usual, eco-conscious behaviour sometimes goes out the window.

I think most of us are guilty of having bought a few last-minute gifts or too much food at this time of year.

However, there are ways to avoid this panic and waste and have a more sustainable Christmas this December.

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