An overview on the impact of disposable, single-use plastic menstrual products on the environment and women's bodies, and ideas for products women should be using instead.
Period products and the environment
Menstrual products are necessities that over half the population is constantly consuming, but we often aren’t educated about their ingredients or impact. Rather than using products which will not decompose for thousands of years, and use excessive plastic packaging, carcinogenic ingredients, and lots of energy to produce, women of the 21st century should start investing in ethical menstrual care. A variety of biodegradable, reusable, eco-friendly, and organic period products are available to women right now, and those are the menstrual products of the future.