Recycle During Your Cycle

by | Oct 28, 2017 | Blog |

Sixteen-thousand eight hundred (16,800) – that’s the estimated average number of disposable pads and tampons a woman will use from the time she is first introduced to “Aunt Flo” in her youth to the time she goes through “The Change” in later life. Each year, women contribute roughly 18,000 metric tonnes of sanitary waste to Australian landfills. As a woman, the menstrual products you choose to purchase may be the most important, ongoing consumer decision you make in your lifetime. Knowing this, wouldn’t you want to purchase a product that aligns with your personal values and is better for your health?

Here is a better alternative to your standard store-bought variety…non-toxic, reusable, cotton sanitary clothpads.

Women through the ages have used old rags to catch their flow, therefore, washable clothpads are not a new idea on the market. You may have even toyed with the idea of employing this method of sanitary protection before. There are so many reasons to making a full or partial switch over to reusable clothpads, so here are a few benefits for you to ponder:

2. You can save money

Clothpads are like an investment that you can expect will pay dividends for many years in the future. Although you might spend a little more on the initial purchase of the products, the ongoing expense associated with reusable pads is much lower than what you would spend on replenishing stock when using the disposable variety. Whereas standard disposable pads or tampons last 3-4 hours, clothpads can be washed and re-used for up to 2-3 years. This means that you will need to buy a much lower quantity over your lifetime.

4. You can avoid exposing your body to harmful chemicals

Disposable sanitary products use super-absorbent synthetic materials that absorb vaginal moisture and increase the likelihood of experiencing severe menstrual pains and infections. Many women report that they no longer experience these symptoms after making the switch to clothpads that use natural, hypoallergenic materials.

1. You can reduce environmental waste

In addition to the previously mentioned landfill outcomes, it is worth considering the large ongoing environmental cost of the manufacturing, packaging and transportation of disposable sanitary products. Every eco-conscious decision and reusable option you can incorporate into your daily life is an appreciated effort towards making a cultural shift towards waste reduction and one step towards reducing your ecological footprint on Planet Earth.

3. You can avoid supporting animal cruelty

Using disposable sanitary products can often mean you are unknowingly supporting the cruel animal practices. The components of some store-bought disposable pads are tested on animals to determine the safety for human use. Clothpads that are made from 100% organic cotton fibres are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

1. You can reduce environmental waste

In addition to the previously mentioned landfill outcomes, it is worth considering the large ongoing environmental cost of the manufacturing, packaging and transportation of disposable sanitary products. Every eco-conscious decision and reusable option you can incorporate into your daily life is an appreciated effort towards making a cultural shift towards waste reduction and one step towards reducing your ecological footprint on Planet Earth.

2. You can save money

Clothpads are like an investment that you can expect will pay dividends for many years in the future. Although you might spend a little more on the initial purchase of the products, the ongoing expense associated with reusable pads is much lower than what you would spend on replenishing stock when using the disposable variety. Whereas standard disposable pads or tampons last 3-4 hours, clothpads can be washed and re-used for up to 2-3 years. This means that you will need to buy a much lower quantity over your lifetime.

3. You can avoid supporting animal cruelty

Using disposable sanitary products can often mean you are unknowingly supporting the cruel animal practices. The components of some store-bought disposable pads are tested on animals to determine the safety for human use. Clothpads that are made from 100% organic cotton fibres are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

4. You can avoid exposing your body to harmful chemicals

Disposable sanitary products use super-absorbent synthetic materials that absorb vaginal moisture and increase the likelihood of experiencing severe menstrual pains and infections. Many women report that they no longer experience these symptoms after making the switch to clothpads that use natural, hypoallergenic materials.

Ladies, it’s time to use your dollars more wisely and ethically. Do what’s best for your body, the environment and the animals!

Where can I buy a reusable clothpad, I hear you ask.

At our World Vegan Day festival, of course!!

Hannahpad is one of the generous sponsors of the World Vegan Day event this year and the proud retailers of eco-friendly, vegan-friendly, 100% certified organic cotton clothpads.

Jenny, the co-director of Hannahpad Australia & New Zealand, swears by clothpads as they have changed her entire menstrual experience.

“I used to suffer from severe period pains and my symptoms were worsened with the use of chemical-laden disposables over the years,” she says.

“I was determined to seek out other options on the market and stumbled upon Hannahpad while in my home country of South Korea. The difference after committing to the clothpad switch over four years ago has been life changing and I have never gone back to supermarket disposable pads again!”

Make sure you visit the Hannahpad stall at the festival, have a chat to their friendly staff and buy your very own beautifully patterned, reusable clothpad!

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