Menstrual Hygiene Day


  May 28 marks Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD), a global platform promoting menstrual hygiene management as well as raising awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation. First celebrated in 2014, MHD organisers WASH United hope to ‘create a world in which every woman and girl can manage her menstruation in a hygienic way – wherever she is – in privacy, safety and with dignity‘. Here is why Menstruation Matters:   Menstruation Matters Worldwide Women and girls around the world need to manage their menstruation during their reproductive age. The specific challenges that women and… Continue Reading

A Few Ways to Make Your Period More Sustainable


  Bleeding, cramps, mood swings: the crimson wave not only has an impact on your body and your bank account, it also has effects the environment. During her lifetime, the average women will throw away 10,000 to 15,000 pads and tampons[i]. In Australia that equates to approximately 18 thousand metric tonnes of sanitary waste that goes into landfill every year[ii]. Once those products end up in landfill it takes an incredible 500–800 years for them to break down[iii]. Here are some options that are kinder on the environment, help reduce sanitary waste and can save you some dollars. Get a… Continue Reading