Over her lifetime, the average western woman will use and
throw away around 10,000 disposable
pads and tampons.
These will cost her thousands of dollars and contribute a
approximately 100 kg of waste to landfill.
In addition to eliminating
the need for all of this regular waste, reusable products themselves are
made from eco-friendly materials.
Cloth pads can be up to 100%
biodegradable, depending on the fabric options selected. Many have the super
renewable fibres of bamboo or hemp in their absorbency layers, and some use
water resistant wool in their backing.
Menstrual cups are made out of 3
medical grade silicon, Thermoplastic Elastimer, or Natural Rubber. These 3 products are all
either recyclable, or biodegradable, and some can be incinerated to reduce landfill