When we think of green washing, famine products don’t really “come to mind” if you are a male. And most of the time it doesn’t come to a woman’s mind as well. I just got to the store and pick out the same products I have always used. But apparently tampons and sanitary pads can be “green-washed”. It is gross to think about in some cases, but how could women survive without out these disposable products? Most women would use rags, cotton or sheep’s wool in their underwear to handle their menstrual cycle. Today, tampons are being made without applicators, like O.B., claim to save up to one pound of landfill waste per women, per year by foregoing applicators. But they do not mention the tons of herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers, fungicides and other chemicals used to produce cotton crops in the United States. In my defense, with using these chemicals, there is nothing about them that are saving the planet when they are in garbage disposals. The landfills are already polluted but other things that will not be biodegradable. Brand name tampon applicators contain petroleum-based plastics that are not biodegradable, and where do they go… the landfill. So how’s that for the monthly contribution? The O.B. brand is physically taking away the applicator, but women do not know how to make the switch because they do not know how to use this new invention.
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