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Planet-friendly periods

Staying at home this year has brought about some inconvenient truths. For one, the magical sanitary-product-removing fairies who take care of those bathroom bins at work don’t appear to be doing home visits (rude!). This has been an unexpected and disruptive revelation, as now that dusty little bin next to your toilet needs emptying … a lot. You would be forgiven for thinking that everyone you live with is using titanic-length jumbo pads, because that little bin has been filling up quickly. However, the truth is that managing your period generates a substantial amount of waste, all of which is heading straight to landfill.

Just how much waste? Sustainable Menstruation Australia estimates that the average woman will use approximately 12,000 disposable pads

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