The reality is that most women don’t know they shouldn’t flush tampons, and the same is true of wipes - and it’s no wonder. The packaging on these products is confusing and that’s why we are calling on manufacturers to make this clearer.
Raising awareness of the issue during the survey, thankfully, 95 per cent of the women we spoke to said they cared about the environment and are willing to do their bit.
More than 340 Mumsnetters were surveyed and given the chance to trial FabLittleBag, a hygienic, easy-to-use disposal bag that biodegrades. The test results showed nearly three quarters (71%) of women said that the trial had made them realise flushing tampons and other sanitary items leads to sewer blockages and pollution, and 77% said they would bin tampons rather than flush in future.