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Boots introduces new own-brand sustainable Femcare range

21 July 2020
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Looking after the earth shouldn’t have to cost the earth.

That is why Boots has launched NEW sustainable Feminine Hygiene products, including reusable Menstrual Cups and Plant-Based Applicator Compact Tampons. We have taken the following steps to make our menstrual product offering sustainable and plastic-free, using plant-based materials wherever possible to reduce the impact on the environment:

• 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 pantyliners and towels


Available exclusively in Boots stores and online at from July 2020

For further information or samples, please contact

Boots Menstrual Cups


Available in two different sizes:
Size A – Pre-Birth
Size B – Post Birth/Over 30

These cost effective, durable and reusable menstrual cups are a sustainable alternative to tampons and last for up to 8 years, which means dramatically less waste and
less money spent on sanitary protection. Dermatologically tested, made from 100% medical grade silicone and free from BPA, phthalates and latex, they can hold as much
as 3 tampons and are suitable for up to 8 hours’ wear.

Boots Compact 97% Plant-Based
Applicator Tampons


These ultra-flexible Plant-Based Applicator Tampons are as absorbent as plastic applicator tampons. Free from perfumes and dyes, the specially designed round tip offers maximum comfort, with a soft cover for easy removal and protection from fiber loss.

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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With 2,336* stores and a team of around 52,000* colleagues, of which approximately 6,600* are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

Boots UK is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) – a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. More company information is available at

*As of Aug. 31, 2020