Thursday, January 1, 2009

tampons and eco-periods: part II

I recently blogged about reusable menstrual cups, organic tampons minus applicators, and sustainability. A reader left a great comment and a very informative link featuring the pictures below. These pictures, which are taken directly from The Keeper Moon Cup website, display waste produced per month, per year, and per ten years by tampons.



This is really an overwhelming quantity of waste. So the next time you have to stuff your muff, please consider the environment and a reusable menstrual cup.

(Considering that the Keeper Moon Cup has been so helpful, let me clarify and say the only reason that I had originally blogged about this topic using the DivaCup is simply because it is available at Whole Foods and was the first to be in front of my face--not because of any differences in quality.)

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