Tampons, pads and pantyliners along with their packaging and individual wrapping generate more than 200.000 tonnes of waste per year, and typically all contain plastic. This waste mostly ends up in landfills, sewages, on our beaches and in our oceans.
While the actual products contribute largely to the environmental issue, their life-cycle is just as damaging – from the raw material extraction, which typically involves the production of cotton and the use of pesticides and insecticides, to the fact that most pads contain polyethylene plastic (the adhesive that’s used to make the pad stick to your underwear) and most tampons also contain chemicals such as dioxin, chlorine and rayon. While the products sit in landfills, these chemicals get soaked up by the earth and are released as pollution into the groundwater and air.
OrganiCup is the award-winning menstrual cup that replaces pads and tampons. Easier, healthier, greener. Month after month.
Reusable menstrual products are becoming a reliable and sustainable option for many around the world.
A menstrual cup does not produce any waste in the form of single-use, disposable packaging. So, switching to reusable menstrual hygiene products is a step in the right direction for the environment.
Every little helps, and by using a menstrual cup, you could save 528 tampons/sanitary pads in 2 years.
A box of tampons or pads can be expensive, especially when you need to buy a new box every month. By using a menstrual cup, you can save money and not have to think about purchasing tampons or pads every month.
Best of all, together we are saving our planet and its oceans from more harmful pollution, one menstrual cup at a time.