Sustainability in your daily habits: Menstrual Cup

Have you ever thought that choosing the right menstrual products can contribute to sustainability? I believe that the most common used menstrual products are sanitary pads and tampons, including myself, I always use sanitary pads and tampons. Until one day, I couldn’t bear the allergies problem of my skin caused by sanitary pads, and because of the use of sanitary pads, I often worried about menstrual leakage. Also, I couldn’t even participate in some water sports, which caused trouble in my life.

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Recently, I found out that women have one more choice when it comes to purchasing menstrual products, which is menstrual cups. I believe everyone has heard it before, but not many people actually use it. After a few months of use, I think using a menstrual cup is convenience for me, and more importantly is it can contribute to sustainability from our daily life and habits.

Here are the after-use experiences and some tips for how to using a menstrual cup can contribute to sustainability.



How can we solve this problem?


Ever questioned whether the feminine hygiene item that women use every time they have their period is the leading cause of environmental death? Even though the quantity is astonishing, 200,000 tonnes of plastic used for hygiene goods are thrown out each year. Every time a woman uses a lot of sanitary products, such as tampons or sanitary napkins, she is more likely to use 10,000 sanitary pads throughout the course of her lifetime, which is between 400 and 450 menstrual cycles on average. Tampons made of plastic conduit become inseparable from plastic, therefore 10,000 plastic bottles will likely be wasted throughout the course of a single pair. It’s incredible how many this is.

Using menstrual cup can contribute to sustainability. If you’ve cared environmental news in the past year or so, you know that the negative effects of single-use plastics have become a hot topic.


While the fight against single-use plastics like straws and shopping bags has gone mainstream, one thing we haven’t heard of is single-use feminine hygiene products and their impact on women. Menstrual cups are recyclable and can last up to 10 years with proper maintenance, making them an eco-friendly choice. Therefore, menstrual cup is a good choose to improve this problem. It made of medical silicone material, which will not destroy the balanced environment of the inner wall of the vagina and avoid vaginal infections.


The benefit of using menstrual cup

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Save money

They are Eco-friendly and can help your money-saving. As women, we all have a fixed monthly expense, which is buying menstrual supplies. Have you ever wondered how much money you invested in buying items for your period? And just think how many sanitary pads you use every time you get your period? Sanitary napkins and packaging are mostly made of cotton and plastic, all of which are disposable consumables. It is unsanitary to not replace it for a long time, but it is not environmentally friendly to replace it too frequently, and a lot of money is spent on such disposable sanitary products every month. On the contrary, menstrual cups are recyclable, and a menstrual cup only costs about AUD 60, which is definitely an environmentally friendly and money-saving option.


Afford allergies

Using cotton sliver, it will swell after a few hours of menstrual blood, and it is easy to cause discomfort. If you use it correctly and push it into the vulva, the menstrual cup will keep you free from cramping or foreign body sensation throughout your period. Therefore, menstrual cups can avoid this problem.


Know your physical condition

It can be difficult to keep an eye out for clots in your menstrual blood with your daily sanitary pads, but if you use a menstrual cup, you can see at a glance the menstrual blood taken out of the cup every time you observe it. Not only can you see whether there is a blood clot, you can also see whether the flow has changed, which has become a standard for understanding your health.


It’s time to integrate sustainability into your everyday life!

The menstrual care market offers more and more options and is no longer the era of only sanitary pads and tampons. It can make your period easier and better for the planet. Let’s try a little more and give these environmentally friendly menstrual products a chance! Save our environment together.