Did you know that your period is a major pollutant?

Well, clearly not your actual period — but the products you use to “handle it” definitely are. An average woman has between 450 and 500 periods in her lifetime. Approximately 52% of the human population are females. Let’s say half of them don’t get regular access to menstrual health products (#periodpoverty). Try doing the math: how many pads/tampons per woman, per year, in the whole world? How much unrecycled, undegradable, mildly toxic material is that, polluting soil and water? How much have you yourself polluted already? Just trying to calculate all…