PERSONAL

Sanitary Pads

ISSUES / CHALLENGES

  • On average, each woman will use and dispose between 8000 to 17000 pads and tampons in her lifetime. In North America alone, approximately 20 billion pads and tampons end up in landfills each year.
  • Many products contain toxic ingredients causing further damage to personal health and the environment. Each pad or tampon is often individually wrapped in plastic, and their disposal requires further plastic sealing.
  • It takes many centuries for the disposed items to biodegrade, well beyond the lifespan of the woman herself.

EFFECTS

Wasted Resources

Landfill Waste

Environmentally Toxic

DATA SOURCES (LINKS)

DO

  • Always dispose off products appropriately.
  • Do not flush them down the toilet.
  • Instead of using a plastic bag, wrap in old newspaper and throw in the sanitary bin provided.

BENEFITS

Less Waste

Environmentally Friendlier

LEARN

  • On the lighter side: Watch the “Tampon vs Mooncup” rap battle! 😀

MEDIA FORMAT

Website

Video

GET

  • Switch to using a reusable silicone menstrual cup such as a Mooncup
  • If you need to use disposable sanitary pads, use organic, natural and chlorine free products such as those offered by Natracare.

BENEFITS

Reuseable

Less Waste

Saves Resources

Healthier

Saves Money

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