Why choose reusable tampons?
Many of us have grown up hearing the slogan “Reduce, reuse, and recycle.” But did you know it can also be applied to period products? Period products have a measurable environmental impact, and choosing reusable products instead of disposable ones can make a difference to our environment and perhaps our health as well.
Often made of plastic, inorganic pads take a long time to decompose, between 500 and 800 years. A cotton tampon, by comparison, takes roughly six months. At the same time, the wrappers for cotton tampons are often nonbiodegradable, made of plastic. Some applicators are also made of plastic. To top it off, more than 45 billion period products are left to decompose every year.