It started out an average chat in the Women of Impact group on Facebook. A new study found that menstrual products are now the fifth biggest contributor to plastic ocean waste and the women of impact began discussing the alternatives to tampons.
Wait. What plastic?
Plastic applicators are a thing and American women know no different
It turns out that in the US, ALL tampons come with applicators, and the majority of applicators are plastic. There are a few cardboard ones, there are a few eco versions but mostly they’re all about the plastic.
American women can’t even IMAGINE Australian tampons
“I don’t see how anyone could shove a piece of cotton up their HooHa without an applicator!”
Where Aussies are lagging behind in tampon tech!
The menstrual cup (aka the Moon Cup) is a big thing in The States and FINALLY growing in popularity here in Australia. While the American women chatting about the horror that is applicator-free tampons, they’re all on board for this economical little cup!