De week zonder afval: duurzaam en zonder afval je menstruatie door

Week without waste: get through your period sustainably and without waste

At a time when sustainability is becoming increasingly important in our daily lives, it is important to also pay attention to aspects that are often overlooked. One of these aspects is menstrual waste. Millions of tampons, sanitary towels and panty liners are thrown away every month, which has a major impact on the environment. Fortunately, awareness of sustainable alternatives is also growing through the use of reusable menstrual products, such as menstrual underwear , a cup or a disk. Besides the fact that these products are better for the environment, they are also better for our bodies.

The problem of menstrual waste

According to research by Milieu Centraal, a woman throws away an average of 10,000 to 12,000 tampons and sanitary towels during her life. These products often contain plastic and other synthetic materials, making them non-biodegradable and a major contributor to global plastic pollution. In addition, many of these disposable products end up in toilets, causing blockages and contaminating waterways. So make sure that this is never the intention and that you properly throw the products in the trash. By using one menstrual underwear you can quickly save more than 150 disposable products.

Sustainable alternatives

Fortunately, there are more and more sustainable menstrual products available that offer an alternative to traditional disposable products, including menstrual underwear. This underwear is reusable and lasts up to 3 years. So you don't have to buy other products such as sanitary towels or tampons. In addition, the bamboo pants are also a lot more sustainable because the production of bamboo requires much less water than the production of cotton. All fabrics are also Oeko-Tex certified, which means that the fabrics are produced in an environment that is safe for people and the environment.

In addition to menstrual underwear, there are also cups, disks, reusable sanitary towels and tampons that offer a sustainable alternative to your period.

The benefits of a sustainable menstruation

Using sustainable menstrual products not only benefits the environment, but also our health. Traditional tampons and sanitary napkins often contain chemicals and pesticides that can be harmful to our bodies. By switching to sustainable alternatives, we avoid these harmful substances and reduce the risk of irritations and allergies.

In addition, sustainable menstrual products are a cheaper long-term solution. Although the initial investment may be higher than disposable products, you will save money in the long run because they are reusable and you don't have to buy them again every month.

Our responsibility

We have a responsibility to make conscious choices that have a positive impact on the environment and our health. By switching to sustainable menstrual products we can help reduce menstrual waste and protect our planet for future generations.

Let's strive together for a world in which menstruation no longer equals waste, but for sustainability and health. Participate in the Week Without Waste and discover the many possibilities to make a difference, even during your period.

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