The National Student
According to the Women’s Environmental Network, people who have periods will go through an average of over 11,000 disposable products in their lifetime. Moreover, tampons and pads amount to over 200,000 tonnes of waste per year.
However, unlike, say, eating meat, you can’t just give up having periods in order to save the planet. It’s a fine line between looking after yourself and looking after the planet.
One of the biggest taboos around periods is hygiene, and people often worry that reusable products may be less hygienic – but that is not the case! So, here are five alternatives to single-use plastic products that are better for you and for the planet.