That time of the month
If you don't want to read about periods or sanitary products, look away now. Before you go, I know how you feel. I don't want to talk about it either.
Unfortunately for me, it is all very relevant to the living a zero landfill waste month. When in landfill, tampons and pads take at least 6 months to biodegrade. Plastic components such as applicators, wrappers, topsheets and backing strips can last indefinitely.
An alternative is the Mooncup. It's like a reusable tampon - you can see the American version, the Keeper in the picture.
The whole Mooncup thing fills me with horror. It distresses me so much I don't know how to start talking about it.
I contacted Kath at Mooncup Ltd who was more sympathetic than comforting. When I told her about the experiment, she warned me:
"If you are up for getting a mooncup for your month without waste, it's worth noting that it can take up to 3 cycles to get the angle and position right."
Aaaaaaah! If you know of another alternative, please tell me.