Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. That’s the Kiwi way.
You may remember hearing this when you were younger or recognise it if you have school-aged children.
This campaign aims to help schools with their recycling efforts and educate people about the impact that waste has on our beautiful environment. It’s an amazing effort that has been shared through schools all across NZ.
But they seem to skip one really important piece of the sustainable puzzle. Disposable period products.
Disposable period products can take over 500 years to fully break down. An average person can throw away 39.5kg of single use period products over 10 years. With a population of about 2.5 million menstruators in New Zealand, that adds up to 98.75 million kilograms of period waste! That’s almost 10 million Kgs of period waste per year!
Reusable period products such as menstrual cups, cloth pads, and period underwear offer an eco-friendly alternative for our kiwi teenagers instead disposable options. By using these reusable alternatives, we can significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic and waste generated from traditional disposable period products.
Embracing reusable period products in New Zealand schools will not only help support the country’s commitment to sustainability, but also work toward eradicating period poverty. Just one cup will last a teenager well into their young adulthood, something to think about if you have a young person in your life about to start her periods.
Recycling is a great step in our eco-friendly journey. But you know what’s even better than recycling? Reusing!
Instead of constantly buying new stuff, we give old things a second chance, reducing the need for more production and cutting down on waste. It's a win-win situation!
Using reusable period products, like our favourite Love Lunas and MyCups, is a great step in the right direction toward a brighter, greener NZ.
And hey, let's not forget about the money we save too!
So, do you choose to reuse?