Thursday, November 30, 2006
For the ladies in the house.....
Men, warning you outright that this is a very femme-specific post. And a slight departure from my usual "kill plastic bags" tirade, but really, my vision is to address our disposables mania in general.....
Which includes tampons.
Check out the following stats on the eco-impacts of these disposable "feminine hygenic products":
"*Over 12 BILLION pads and tampons are USED ONCE and disposed of annually.
*According to the Center for Marine Conservation, over 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999.
*6.5 billion tampons and 13.5 billion sanitary pads, PLUS their packaging, ended up in landfills or sewer systems in 1998."
So what's a green girl to do?
Enter The Keeper, an "innovative feminine hygiene product worn internally, freeing women from dependency on cumbersome, uncomfortable, expensive, paper-based products."
I admit I've known about the keeper for some time, just haven't motivated to order one....yet. Its time though, if I'm going to take this anti-disposable thing to heart, gotta...make it close and personal?
Posted by Anna at 4:41 PM