So, what’s so bad about disposable sanitary products?

In a life time, each woman can use between 12,000- 15,000 disposable sanitary products, leading to about 1 billion products added to landfill every year. The reason these figures are so devastating is because both disposable pads and tampons are made out of plastics. These plastics breakdown into smaller plastic pieces, called micro-plastics. These micro-plastics have already made their way into our food-chain, meaning that we are now literally consuming our own rubbish! Chemicals are also used in disposable sanitary products, which are now considered as harmful and even carcinogenic (potential to cause cancer) to humans. To think that such chemicals are used in products that are in contact with our most sensitive and absorbent part of our bodies is scary.

Introducing the Mooncup

Our shop stocks two sizes to make sure that your Mooncup fits your body perfectly. Made with medical-grade silicone, the moon cup is free of plastics, BPA, dyes, bleach and toxins, as well as being classed as hypoallergenic.

Unlike disposable tampons the Mooncup won’t leave fibres, or dry you out, so you can use the cup even on your lightest days. It can also hold 3x more than a tampon, meaning that leaks are less likely to be an issue! Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, the Mooncup’s materials and packaging are all ethically sourced, with the company registered with the Vegan Society, making the cup perfect for everyone!

Is it sterile?

Surprisingly, disposable sanitary products are not sterile- although the plastic wrapper would suggest otherwise! If you care for your Mooncup as instructed on the packet, then it will be safe for you to use- if not safer, as there are no harmful toxins and chemicals either!

But it’s expensive

At first the Mooncup may seem to cost an arm and a leg, but considering that you would never have to buy another product for up to 10-years the cup works out extremely cheap at around 0.16p per menstrual cycle.

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Sources

https://www.mooncup.co.uk

https://www.womensvoices.org/menstrual-care-products/detox-the-box/always-pads-testing-results/

https://www.theguardian.com/wo...