4 ways to Green Your Feminine hygiene
Your personal choice between tampons and pads can also be a green choice. Reusable pads and tampons significantly lessen the number one eco-impact of feminine hygiene products: waste created by disposable products. In addition, buying organic and unbleached pads and tampons protects the environment—and your body—from harmful chemicals.
Tampons and pads made from organic cotton help reduce the environmental damage caused by conventional farming practices, as well as limit your personal exposure to dioxins.
The number one benefit of using reusable menstrual pads is that you won't be contributing extra landfill waste each month. Cloth pads made from organic cotton that has not been bleached with chlorine further decrease your environmental footprint.
Although at first it may not seem quite as convenient, given the current flush and rush mentality around dealing with your period, the benefits can be worth the change in habit.
Sea sponges are completely natural and are strong absorbing agents, containing no dioxin or synthetic fibers. Find brands that advertise that they are sustainably harvested.