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As part of our YOU CAN HELP REDUCE MARINE DEBRIS section, we’ll cover how a simple switch during your period can reduce thousands of disposable menstrual products ending up in landfill, entering the waterways, and save you money!
So let’s talk about MENSTRUAL CUPS.
Personally, I was hesitant at first about those weird looking cups. But once I made the switch, I never looked back. Besides all the rubbish I don’t have anymore and all the money I’ve saved, I actually love using menstrual cups.
I was a full-time Scuba Dive Instructor on the Great Barrier Reef, it’s a hectic job, you’re in the water most of the day, have hardly time to go to the toilet and even if you do…there is a full wetsuit and layers of clothes to remove (no, I’m not peeing in my wetsuit!). Can you imagine going through days when your period is really heavy!? – it’s a pain. Menstrual cups have proven to be the perfect solution for my problem. Unlike tampons, I’m ‘saver’ for a lot longer and have lesser (almost none) leaks.
It’s now been 2 years that I’ve made the switch to menstrual cups. Since then I haven’t purchased ANY sanitary products!
I was interested in the figures on what an impact that has made to my wallet and the bin. So below are very rough calculations based on my personal use: