The average woman uses approximately 11,400 disposable products per lifetime.
In Australia alone, that’s 18,000 tonnes of sanitary waste going to landfill every year.
Switching to reusables is a striking example of how seemingly small personal choices can have a tremendous positive impact on our environment.
Do you ever wonder what is in the disposable pads and tampons? If you have experienced irritations or allergies or are concerned about any other health impacts from using disposables, reusables may help alleviate these concerns.
Good for Your Budget *
Disposables-$120 per year
Cloth pads-$30 per year
Menstrual cup- $5 per year
*Based on an average of $10 per month for disposables, $150 for cloth pads that last five years and $55 for menstrual cups that last for ten years.
There are so many reusable products on the market now, not just for menstruation but also for those with incontinence and ongoing health
issues where disposable products can be replaced with reusable products. Not only does this save you money each week at the supermarket, it
makes more room in your red lidded bin and our environment.
Why not give some of these products a try? If you live in one of our Halve Waste council areas your purchase may also be eligible for our Sanitary
product rebate – keep reading for more details!
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