PLASTIC FREE PERIODS 101
Sorry lads, this is one for the girls...
We think that when making sustainable changes you should start with the essentials, the products you pick up on the regular. And what’s more regular than the monthly fun of a period?! Every time of the month, us women get through an average of 22 disposable sanitary products. It’s estimated that women have an average of 451 periods in their lifetime, meaning the amount of disposable period products over a lifetime could add up to 9,922 period products, None of which will have disposed within your lifetime, or your daughters, or your granddaughters... in fact disposable tampons and pads can take up to 500 years to decompose.
Period products are definitely not a one size fits all situation, no woman’s flow is the same and different products will suit your flow and lifestyle. So we have included a variety of options and we are sure something would work for you and your flow.
(A common misconception of making sustainable swaps is a significant price rise, however the moon cup proves that this is certainly not the case. Yes, the initial purchase price is higher, but within roughly 3 months the moon cup will equal the same price as disposable period products! Bear in mind that the moon cup is designed to last years, and you have yourself some SERIOUS savings)
LITTLE DISCLAIMER - We are very aware of period poverty. We are only suggesting considering different period products if you have the means.