The Most Eco-Friendly Menstrual Pads of 2024

Did you know that one traditional menstrual pad contains as much plastic as 4 plastic bags?! From the leak-proof base layer to synthetics that soak up liquid to the plastic packaging, most pads are made of up to 90% plastic. As a result, traditional pads take up too 800 years to break down in landfills, and parts of them will never break down fully.

Half the world menstruates, and each menstruator uses about 10,000 period products in their lifetime. That's a lot of plastic waste.

Here at Viv, we decided there must be a better option. As innovation in fashion, packaging, and almost every industry moves forward to become more environmentally friendly, period care should do the same. We created a menstrual pad that is 100% plastic free, and biodegrades in just 150 days (DAYS !!). Soooo how did we do it?

The Most Eco-Friendly Menstrual Pads of 2024


Viv pads are made of bamboo fiber, which is a more sustainable fiber through its entire life cycle. Bamboo uses less land and water to grow, and grows best naturally (without any pesticides or harsh chemicals). It biodegrades quickly, so it will leave no trace on the earth.

Not only are Viv pads eco-friendly and more sustainable than traditional menstrual products, but they actually work better too! The most important part of a menstrual product is that it will keep you protected and comfortable. Viv Pads absorb 4 times more than a traditional pad (thanks bamboo fiber!!). That means you can stay leak-free and dry for up to 8 hours.

Having a period is uncomfortable enough (the cramps, the headaches, the acne, the mood swings, need I go on?), your pad shouldn't make you even more uncomfortable. One of my favorite parts about Viv Pads is how soft and comfortable they are. On first glance, they may look thin (we've all been wronged by a thin pad that doesn't absorb enough in the past...) but thanks to bamboo, Viv pads can stay thin and ultra soft - truly more comfortable and soft than most underwear - while quickly absorbing your flow.

Thought that was it? Think again. Viv pads also come in a compostable wrapper!! It's actually make of corn starch, while it feels and looks like a traditional pad wrapper! You can throw the wrapper right in the compost bin and watch it break down (so cool and sustainable!!).

You can have it all with Viv: a sustainable period product that works better and is more comfortable. Try Viv Pads or stock up & save with the Viv Pad Bundle!

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