The Impact measured by number of menstrual products gifted and purchased through our program
kg CO² eq. Global warming potential reduction (greenhouse gases)
Amount saved by communities by buying or being gifted a menstrual cup
Menstrual waste saved from landfills and waterways in New Zealand
Menstrual Cups Gifted
Period Underwear Gifted
Cloth Pads Gifted
Menstrual Packs Purchased
Social Impact of Reusable Menstrual Products
The impact of using reusable menstrual products is astounding! Even though we get phenomenal feedback from our customers and community groups we still cannot quantify the far reaching effects of how reusable products can change a persons life. Once people understand the waste involved with single use products, they often think about other ways to make small changes to help heal the planet.
Real savings to a person over the life of having periods equates to an average spend of $8400.00 on single use products. This can contribute to real life consequences when you may have more than 1 person menstruating in your household.
Menstrual Cups collect rather than absorbing, they do not contain harmful unknown chemicals and keep your vagina health balanced. Cloth pads and period underwear allow your body to breathe, no plastic close to your body. A healthy body ensures you can get on with life!
Reusable menstrual products empower people as they don't have to worry about the financial burden of single-use products and they give them more freedom.
A person can dispose an average of 138 kgs of soiled, single use menstrual products over the life of their period. This takes between 500-800 years to break down, and only if exposed to air and water. Most landfills are now sealed so menstrual waste will be the legacy we leave for future generations.
A cleaner, greener planet and healthy waterways. A healthier planet for our family and future generations.