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How to Make Your Period “Greener”

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The statistics speak for themselves: Men litter more and recycle less than women. But with so much of the zero-waste movement being led by women (yes, women are more likely to be eco-conscious, according to the Journal of Consumer Research), you may think that sustainable options for periods might be more prevalent.

Instead, sustainable period products are something that’s making a slow creep into mainstream society. We’re not there yet but we’re certainly making strides. Here’s another interesting fact: 90 percent of a traditional period pad is made of plastic. Combine that with the fact that menstruation product companies aren’t responsible for disclosing the chemicals and ingredients used in their products (products we put on or inside our bodies), and it begs the question: What is the true goal of the period product industry?