The average women has a period over the duration of 40 years, a total of 2400 days, and for the equivalent of 6 and a half years.
A study completed by Menstrual Cup brand Intimina, found that women in the UK use on average 11,000 disposable pads, tampons and liners in their lifetime. This results in 200,000 tonne of waste per year, which can take centuries to biodegrade.
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It's time to start changing the conversation around periods. More than half of Women and girls around the world are ashamed of their periods, hiding sanitary products on their way to the bathroom, or being shamed by family members and male friends.
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