Martha Silcott is founder of FabLittleBag, a biodegradable bag as an alternative for flushing tampons and pads.
“Frustration inspired me - I hated the fact that used tampons, pads, applicators etc found their way onto our beaches, I also hated the process of wrapping them up in reams of loo roll ( loo roll is not free BTW, it happens to grow on trees!) or having to smuggle them in this loo roll wad in my handbag….
I wanted a relaxed, calm confident way to dispose of my used products. It made me angry that lots of women and girls were feeling such negative feelings and embarrassment each month due to a perfectly natural process just because no-one had bothered to address disposal properly. “