The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
It’s so easy isn’t it?
Lift the lid, drop it in, press the button.
The toilet. A waste disposal unit in your bathroom. Anything you don’t like disappearing into the u bend conveniently.
It’s a shame that’s such a myth isn’t it?
The toilet isn’t a bin.
The stuff doesn’t disappear. It just goes somewhere else.
That beautiful place where we all like to relax either on it, in it or next to it.
That’s not a nice idea is it? The sea and your toilet so close to each other.
One particular problem is one that is never talked about. The products bought to be flushed.
Sanitary towels, panty liners, tampax. All single use products. None of which disappear easily.
Apparently the average woman uses 150kg (330 pounds) of these products in a lifetime. Seeing red has a web page about it. If that’s in around thirty years of menstruation. That’s terrible! The worse news us that 2.5 years of nappies (diapers) is 146 kg!
150kg is about twice my body weight. I stopped using single use products for this eight years ago.
I don’t think we talk about it enough. And because of that no one knows there are alternatives. There are plenty of choices and even better they may well be healthy for us to use. Ironic as many people don’t talk about using reusable products because it’s icky!
The telegraph is writing about it though!
And reusable should also save money. Not sure if this is reasonable but there’s a discussion about costs here.
This website provides an alternative. LanaLuna
Reusable products that are comfortable.
I personally recommend these and also the mooncup. No waste. No cost, after initial purchase, for years!
Simple, convenient, money saving
It’s the best thing I ever did! They don’t call it ‘smarter sanitary protection’ for nothing!
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a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...