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6 Eco-Friendly Period Products That Work Really Well

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Mar 14, 2019 2:58 PM 3+ day ago

I've never been great at math, but I recently took a few minutes to calculate how many times women who menstruate get their periods over the course of their lifetimes. The number I came up with? Over 400 times. Consider how many tampons or pads that is to cycle through every month! Most of them probably end up wrapped in toilet paper and thrown away in the trash, which means they eventually end up in landfills and sewers. That's a whole lot of waste that can be easily avoided by considering other, more sustainable options--of which there are a ton.

Thinx is one of the more well-known brands encouraging women to bleed more responsibly, but there are a lot of other alternatives out there. We might not be able to stop Mother Nature from doing her thing, but we can be conscious of the impact we, in turn, have on Mother Nature.

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