Today we're talking PERIODS 👯♀️👊🏼 So when you first think about low impact, eco-friendly living we're guessing that menstruation isn't the first topic that comes to mind 🤔 Especially if you only come to Live Zero for the food! 🥑 Don't worry we get you - talking about periods can be uncomfortable, especially when they're still a huge taboo in many countries. But we're here to help debunk the shame surrounding periods, and empower people to have a healthier, WASTE FREE period 💞
Menstrual cups (we stock the @mooncupltd), are used just like regular tampons. Except they're designed to last for years 🙏🏼 Made from soft, medical-grade silicone they hold up to 3x more than a regular tampon and can be worn for up to 8 hours. Here's why we love them:
1) Globally, 45 billion feminine hygiene products are disposed of every year 😱 Sanitary pads are also 90% plastic 😥 This is a HUGE amount of waste ending up in landfills and oceans. With a reusable cup you can stop buying disposables! #sustainable
2) Single use feminine hygiene products contain loads of nasty chemicals harmful to YOU and the PLANET (e.g non biodegradable plastics, polyethylene, pesticide residue) 😳The moon cup doesn't.
3) Menstrual cups are COST EFFECTIVE. While the initial HK$280 may seem like a lot of money, the moon cup actually costs the same as you would spend on disposables in 3-6 months. You save money in the long
4) Awesome for people with sensitive skin: latex free, BPA free, hypoallergenic, no dyes, no perfumes, no phthalates, no bleach and won't leave fibers behind when you've removed it 🦋🌿
5) Super convenient. Can be worn all day and there's no need to dash to the shops when you're caught off guard!
If you're uncomfortable with the idea of menstrual cups we also stock period pants 👙 @modibodiaustralia They can be worn day or night, and the specialist fabric
will absorb your period. We promise they're mega comfortable!
Saving the planet is all about taking #littlegreensteps and making convenient changes in your habits ✅ So we're totally championing a WASTE FREE PERIOD with menstrual cups or reusable pants! 🌸 Let us know if you’ve made the switch!