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Toilet troubles 

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. 

The sea. 

That beautiful place where we all like to relax either on it, in it or next to it. 

Hmmm!

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  

 and healthy. 

It’s the best thing I ever did! They don’t call it ‘smarter sanitary protection’ for nothing! 

Make fish happier! Get a new monthly habit! 

  

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11 comments on “Toilet troubles 

  1. BerLinda
    September 23, 2015

    I’ve really seen it all now…

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      September 23, 2015

      What’s that then?

      Liked by 1 person

      • BerLinda
        September 23, 2015

        The Mooncup – never even knew such a thing existed! I never flush that stuff.

        Liked by 1 person

      • lizard100
        September 23, 2015

        Swear to god. Best thing I’ve ever bought. Saves a fortune. Much more convenient. You never run out cos you use the same one all the time. No shopping. Nothing. Just water.

        Liked by 1 person

      • BerLinda
        September 23, 2015

        How much is it?

        Liked by 1 person

      • lizard100
        September 23, 2015

        About £20. Lasts ten years+

        Liked by 1 person

      • BerLinda
        September 23, 2015

        That’s some saving!

        Liked by 1 person

      • lizard100
        September 23, 2015

        That’s why you’ve n bee heard of it. Can you imagine the manufacturers of the regular stuff? They sell them in Eco stores or on line.

        Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      September 23, 2015

      Think how much 150 kg of that stuff costs.

      Like

  2. Helen
    September 26, 2015

    I’ve been using a moon up for about five years now. No ikier than a tampon in terms of usage and no dioxins in me, apart from the waste reduction.

    Liked by 1 person

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