We wish our Tampax tampons could be used without creating solid waste, but that is not yet possible.
Like many supplies used for personal or medical care, tampons cannot be recycled or flushed. So we have engineered our products to be compatible with existing solid waste disposal systems. They are biodegradable in landfills, but flushing is not ideal for tampon disposal. Tampons cannot be processed by wastewater-treatment facilities and they can harm septic systems.
Please help us help the environment by disposing of tampons securely in the trash. That way, we can all do our part for the environment.