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#RecycleYourCycle with Boots new Femcare range

05 August 2020
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Boots has launched a sustainable range of own brand Feminine Hygiene, including reusable Menstrual Cups and Plant-based Applicator Compact Tampons.

The new products use plant-based materials wherever possible to enable the offering of sustainable and plastic free products.

The sustainability facts:

  • 40% reduction in the plastic used for the outer wrapping of sanitary towels
  • Removal of plastic applicators and the introduction of NEW 97% Plant Based Applicator Compact Tampons
  • Introduction of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved recycled card to boxed products
  • Addition of a ‘do not flush’ logo to all applicator tampons
  • Introduction of FSC pulp to make panty liners and towels

With the aim to reduce waste and help save on money, Boots plant-based applicator tampons are just as absorbent as the usual plastic applicator tampons. Boots menstrual cups are a sustainable alternative, lasting for up to 8 years and holding up to as much as 3 tampons before washing.

Find out more here.



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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024