Another kind of Under Pads are designed for women when they menstruate, these are called sanitary napkins, they provide protection against staining and helps maintain the hygiene factor. I kind of cheat and collect items that go on sale during the year and include them in the baskets. Adele Morgan, 23, a hotel worker from Penryn, Cornwall, says she recycles virtually everything, avoids single-use items and entirely and refuses to buy cakes a. It’s all about getting away from single-use items. Adele has also completely given up using single-use items, such as straws and coffee cups. I also have my own bamboo coffee cup. She continued: ‘I have reusable sandwich bags and I never use plastic food wraps either like Clingfilm. It’s a shop where you can buy in bulk and I take my own bags and fill them up. She turns all her food into compost, makes her own toothpaste, cleans her home using a combination of vinegar and orange peels and uses pillow cases as shopping bags.