What if you could go green with your period? An average woman uses roughly 12 sanitary pads a month. Maybe lesser tampons. Multiply that number into women who use them. If you calculated it, the number of sanitary pads and tampons that are discarded is mind-boggling. Did you know that a sanitary napkin can take over 500 years to decompose? Sometimes more.
Go green with your period
An average woman discards roughly around 100 kilos of sanitary waste in her life time. And yes, it contributes to the landfill. Choosing to go green with your period doesn’t contribute to this landfill. In fact, you are making the best use of the resources available and ensuring that you make a conscious choice.
Till a few years ago, women had limited choices. It wasn’t even a thought that you could go green with your period. Eco-friendly options were not available as yet and we had to make do with the plastic alternatives that were available. And when we did have the choices available there wasn’t enough information to guide us.
And their stories….
Sakshi, who made the choice to opt for a greener period says, “I made the switch around a year ago, after lots of research. What prompted me was my own aspiration to be environmentally conscious. Since I have switched to the cup and cloth pads, I feel my period has become my friend, instead of my dreaded enemy.”
One of the main hurdles women face while moving to eco-friendly choices is the lack of information. Akshaya, made the switch to menstrual cup in 2015, but she had a lot of questions on how to make the product work effectively. Constant leaks and removal was a pain. After a few months, she went back to using pads. At the same time, she was also researching what could be going wrong. Support groups dedicated to sustainable menstruation answered most of her queries. Thus, helping her switch back to eco-friendly alternatives.