Consumption of disposable menstrual products is a little scary

Did you know that up to 350 million women menstruate every day? Well… if we are counting women of reproductive age 15-49.

If each of us used disposable products (let's say 2-4 per day), that would mean up to 1.6 billion used pads or tampons per day. So each of us may use and throw away up to 5-10,000 disposable products during our reproductive lives. Just to give you an idea - one pad contains the same amount of plastic as it takes to make 4 supermarket shopping bags.

We don't know how many women already use a menstrual cup or panty, but we do know that a cup, with a lifespan of up to ten years, can replace thousands of these disposable products. And that's worth a try.

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