Which option is the most sustainable?
Most women nowadays use disposable hygiene products like tampons or pads.
In average, this means that every woman will use approximately 11 thousand disposable tampons or pads in her lifetime!
In comparison, the menstrual cup can be used for 10 years, which means that a woman will only need to use 4 cups in her life.
In terms of savings, there is also a big difference. A cup costs around $20, which would be $80 in a lifetime.
If we look at tampons, 1 tampon every 6 hours = 4 tampons per day x 5 days of a period = 20 tampons per cycle x 456 periods in a lifetime = 9,120 tampons. At 36 tampons per box, that’s 253.3 boxes x $7 = $1,773.33.
Of course, this is an average, but you can see the big difference!
Have you made the switch yet? Share your experience and tag your friends to help them do it