If you want to be a hero in global waste issues, switching to a menstrual cup is a great alternative. After all, it’s zero-waste, safe for your body and the environment, and reusable!
Who hasn’t stumbled upon those agonizing news about all the plastic waste in our waste stream? We’re talking about all the plastic straws and bags that end up in the ocean and cause huge problems to our ecosystem. Not only is that already a huge issue, but did you know that some disposable menstrual pads can contain as much plastic as four plastic bags? Yikes.
One menstruating person throws away around 11,000 disposable period products during their lifetime. You can do something about your period product waste simply by switching to a reusable menstrual cup.
Plastic is not the only problem when we talk about disposable pads and tampons. When they are flushed down to toilet – as many of us do – they cause problems in wastewater treatment plants. Did you know that you are not supposed to throw tampons or pads into toilets, even in Nordic countries where there’s a decent sewage system? The only thing you should be flushing is your poop, pee, and toilet paper (and obviously your menstrual blood). Otherwise, the risk rises, and the waste won’t end up where it should.
Protecting the environment and creating sustainable solutions have always been a priority at Lunette. One of the greatest features of our menstrual cup is the huge difference it makes towards the waste issues. It is produced consciously in Finland, and by using a Lunette Cup, you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
Lunette has been supporting sustainable development since it began in 2005. We are participating in many projects in this area and we have found amazing organizations to work with to change this global problem.
You can check out our give-back programs here!
In July, we attended an international conference in Kenya at Egerton University. The purpose was to have a transformation towards sustainable and resilient water, sanitation and hygiene services. As it turned out, the water engineers also loved Lunette!
Here are a few quotes from them:
“Oooh no more blocked pipes!”
“Wow, no solid waste!”
Lunette is attending World Water Week in Stockholm from Aug 26th to the 31st. We want to do our part for the world’s issues with clean water and waste.
Come and meet us, you can find us at the Finland stand from the 27th until the 30th. We’d love to meet you!