Products to deal with menstruation are plastic heavy ( see some stats). They are made from plastic, come wrapped in plastic, block drains and dirty the sea shore. You really don’t want that kind of rubbish inside you, your bin or your environment. The way to cut your trash is to get a menstrual cup.
This is little cup that you use internally. It collects the flow and is then emptied washed and reused. Before you squeal and scream read this series of posts by one of the best environemental writers around.
Really, try them, they are easy peasy and the slight inconvenience is more than compensated for by the increased comfort factor. They are far more pleasant then other internal protection.
Some of the many advantages include
- Never run out of protection
- No need to take your bag to the loo with you
- Great for travelling in wild and rugged places
- No need to put of dirty, plastic sanitary items in the bin next to the loo.
- Much more comfortable
- Saves you loads of money
- Don’t see your pantyliner out on the beach
Natural rubber cups are available from Australia.They are called, rather dungeons and dragon like, The Keeper. It’s the same principle as the Mooncup but made of natural rubber rather than silicone. They will ship, see their website
For those of you who cant face the thought of fiddling around, there are lots of alternatives here