The problem is that products like tampons and sanitary pads create a lot of trash. Even when you choose more environmentally friendly products that are 100% unbleached cotton or don’t have plastic attachments, those products still wind up in the garbage can.
Can you believe it? We’re each throwing away 16,800 pads or tampons. Over 12 million pads and 7 million tampons are heading to the US landfills alone.* Ouch. That’s killing our environment, and if you think about it, it’s not exactly cool for the wallet, either.