One of our UK ambassadors, Hattie, shares her making the switch story. Thanks Hattie!
My journey into making the switch from disposable to reusable sanitary products began with a desire to cut down on the amount of waste I produced as an individual. I didn’t realise when I started to change my habits just how much of an impact this would have on me and how I feel about my body.
I had heard of Mooncup and seen it in shops, but I had never previously thought to question using tampons and sanitary pads, which were the only products I felt familiar with and comfortable using. Also, as the initial cost can be more than triple the amount of a pack of tampons, it seemed too expensive to invest in. However, as I tried to make more eco friendly choices in other aspects of my life (buying organic food, using earth friendly cleaning products, etc) I thought I should think more about the choices I was making when it came down to my body.
“Originally, having mostly been interested in cutting down on my waste, I hadn’t thought of all the other benefits of using cloth, but now it seems like cutting down on waste is the bonus!”
“If I had been taught about the alternatives when I was in school, I have no doubt I would have made the switch earlier.”