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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 is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 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 30 November 2023