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    Journey to eco-friendly periods | The Disposables

    Welcome to the final instalment of my Journey to eco-friendly periods blog series, where I’ve been talking about the sustainable changes I’ve made to the way I manage my period. See the introduction to my journey, the first chapter about the cup, and the second about the pants. Even though the biggest changes I’ve made so far to my period routine have been switching to a cup and period knickers, I need to mention my switch to organic cotton disposables as they’re equally as sustainable. They’ve been the easiest change as, like most people, I was using disposable products like sanitary towels and tampons already. Before I started researching eco-friendly…

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    Journey to eco-friendly periods | The pants

    Welcome to my Journey to eco-friendly periods blog series, where I talk about how I’ve made changes to the way I manage my period so it is more sustainable. Look back at the introduction to my journey and the first part all about the menstrual cup. Until I started looking into ways to live more eco-friendly, I didn’t know period pants existed. Then, because technology is most likely always listening, I started seeing them everywhere. In books I was reading, Instagram ads, and I heard people talking about them. Essentially, the pants/knickers collect your menstrual blood without the need for an additional item like a tampon, sanitary towel, or menstrual cup.…

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    Journey to eco-friendly periods | The cup

    Welcome to my Journey to eco-friendly periods blog series, in which I discuss the ways I’ve changed how I manage my period so it is more sustainable. For the back story on why I decided to change my routine, including statistics on the plastic contained in common period products (like up to 4 plastic bags worth of plastic!) or how they’re harmful toward the planet, be sure to read the first part of my series. When talking about eco-friendly periods, it’s impossible not to mention menstrual cups as the two are pretty much synonymous. They were the first thing I looked into when making my switch to find environmentally friendly…

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    Journey to eco-friendly periods

    In my quest to live a more eco-friendly life, I was shocked to discover that traditional menstrual products like pads and tampons contain mostly plastic. According to statistics, some pads are made of up to 90% plastic! These products are thrown away after a single use and the plastic remains, which we know will have a long lifetime on this planet. Reading this information, I felt guilty that I had been using products that could be harsh towards my vagina as well as the environment. Given that I will continue to have periods for a while, I promised myself that in 2019 I would make sure my periods were sustainable…