June’s Monthly competition
Roll up, roll up for our first Zero waste competition. The prizes each month will focus on helping you to reduce your own landfill contribution and slim your bin.
The monthly competitions are designed, created and run by Little Miss Green. That prevents me having to make a decision about the lucky winner because decision making is not my forte. In addition it keeps her out of mischief and puts her in charge of something. Which frankly, is her forte.
Any opportunity that she gets to do as she pleases, set the rules and generally act like she owns the place is a bonus as far as she is concerned.
This month, we’ve turned our monthly competition into a monthlies competition. It comes with a sexual discrimination act disclaimer, but we know you lovely men out there will understand; and of course you are welcome to enter on behalf of a special lady in your life.
Alongside Tampon Alert week (with the rather stark theme of “Please tell her – tampons can kill.”) we’re excited to have the lovely Rachael Hertogs on board with a prize! She is offering you lovely ladies out there the opportunity to win one of her gorgeous handmade washable pads.
If you want to know why one of these could benefit you then read our article, reusable sanitary protection.
Not exactly your average talk-about-it-in-company-around-the-meal-table competition prize, but then we’re not exactly your average family.
And if we can prevent one woman sticking 12,000 disposable items in the landfill (that’s the amount of disposable sanitary items the Mrs Average Uk resident chucks into the dustbin in her lifetime) or stop another woman suffering the devastating (or even fatal) consequences of Toxic Shock Syndrome from tampon use; then we’ll be doing a happy dance, a one legged jig and a playful slap on the bottom about that.
Rachael is proud runner up in this year’s Sustainable Business Awards competition and can boast the kudos of producing the only organic washable pads and panty liners in the UK.
If you just can’t bring yourself to make a complete switch then, as Rachael says, if you only use washable pads as night, it will reduce the amount of waste produced and thrown in the landfill.
The lucky winner can choose from a fun and funky patterned design (go on – you know you want the one with bunnies on) with organic cotton inserts, or the more grown up ‘au natrelle’ look of plain organic cotton.
Little Miss Green wants to know your best idea for how to reduce the amount of rubbish you send to landfill each week. Phew – I’m glad I’m exempt from entering my own competitions; she’s a task master. That should get you all thinking and rolling your brain cells around.
How to enter:
Click here to enter. Select ‘competition entry’ from the drop down box and remember to include your name and address, your choice of pad (plain or patterned) along with your idea for reducing the amount of rubbish you send to landfill each week.
Little Miss Green will choose the best entry in a full 28 day menstrual cycle’s time on 1st July.